After two digital singles and months of hard work, French eclectic and abstract metallers Abstract Minded released a few weeks ago their debut EP called 'Seven' for limited release on Bandcamp with an official music video illustrating the title-track of the effort.
A 4 tracks EP available right now worldwide on the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...) and also up for full-streaming at the same location while the band is currently recordings new stuff for a digital single series coming soon.
Watch the official music video of "Seven" on YouTube | Stream / Buy your digital copy of the SEVEN EP on Bandcamp
Born around the Paris area in 2016 as an "abstract metal band" : "metal" for the violence, the energy, the brutality in their sound / "abstract" for the innovative vision of the songwriting, Abstract Minded wants to play borderless music.
From doom to world-music passing through jazz, funk or experimental djent/progressive metal, the recorded band its first demos between 2016 and 2017 before entering the studio and giving life to a first EP 'Seven', released during winter 2018/2019.
For fans of Periphery, Polyphia Tool, The Fall Of Troy, System Of A Down, Veil Of Maya...
Onydia shared now the first Lyric video for their brand new single The Unknown taken from the upcoming album Reflections out on February 1st (Revalve records).
Watch now at: https://youtu.be/f_up1VmM7vg and grab your copy now on pre-order!
Onydia is the new project born from the hands of the ex Elarmir musicians, Eleonora Buono, Daniele Amador, Luca Zamberti, After sharing the stage with bands like Arch Enemy, Epica, Sirenia and Amorphis, continued with their new chapter, Onydia, prog metal with mystical sounds.
The Onydia name was created from two greek words, oneiro (dream) and diafanìs (transparent),”the display of a surreal dream in the real world, a mystical dream, our emotions when creating art The band signed a record deal with Revalve Records for the releasing of the new single Dyaphany in autumn 2016 and the next debut album Reflections out on February 1st 2019.
Ohio's The World I Knew bring 'Trap Metal' to the fore with 'Piecefull' music video; trance-hip hop metalcore
Trap Metal Band The World I Knew Release New Music Video for "Piecefull" - WATCH IT HERE
Cincinnati-based The World I Knew bring a distinct and unapologetic vibe to the metalcore scene. Fusing together elements of electro, hip-hop and chest-pounding breakdowns, the quintet has released their latest single and music video "Piecefull."
"'Piecefull' is about pretenders," says vocalist Wesley Merritt. "Those that will pretend to be there for you and have your back as long as things are going well for them, and what happens to them once they've been exposed. We take loyalty very seriously, loyalty is everything."
"Piecefull" starts with Merritt acting as his own hype man before launching into a full-on lyrical beatdown. The video was directed by Josh Emerick and Ross Thiesen, shot in a Columbus, OH at The Continent.
The World I Knew have been striving to create music without boundaries or limitations since their formation in 2014 and the release of their debut single "Fuck a 9-5." The group's uncanny ability to seamlessly engage with audiences across the punk/metal/rap/rock scene makes them an attractive group to follow in 2019.
Listen to "Piecefull" now on Spotify.
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Indian Experimental / Groove Metallers Hostilian premiere their first track off their EP "Catalyst". The track titled 'Regressive Instincts' is packed with brutal grooves, devastating drums and monstrous vocals that hold a strong ground in what the song conveys as a message.
The band adds:-
“The EP is a study of the human condition. It's about how, deep down, we're actually like a virus, eating away the earth, even the other people and ourselves. All the good in people is just a face to show the world. There is a constant darkness in us just waiting for an opportunity to come out. This darkness is our most basic human instinct. Raping, killing, greed is all just a manifestation of what we really are deep inside. Each song talks about various aspects of this primary proclivity inside us. Everything we work for everyday is a lie. We are not meant for great things. We are only meant to end all cycles of life. A hard reboot to all life on Earth. We are a catalyst to the process that had begun long before we even stepped into this world.”
Hostilian - Regressive Instincts | Official Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/hx5oVTG-Pkw
Australia's One Step Beyond sign with Wormholedeath; announces "In the Shadow of the Beast" release date
Adelaide-based metal combo One Step Beyond have signed a deal with WormholeDeath for the worldwide release of their new album "In the Shadow of the Beast".
"In the Shadow of the Beast" will be released on 23 November 2018 via Wormholedeath / Wormholedeath USA / The Orchard / Aural Music Group.
Established in Adelaide, Australia, during the 2nd summer of 1997, One Step Beyond celebrate their 21st year with the release of their 4th full-length album: entitled “In the Shadow of the Beast” on WormHoleDeath records. Original members Justin Wood and Matt Spencer were joined by drummer Liam Weedall (Voros) for the recording, which the band were humbled to have mastered at Unisound by Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity, Witherscape). One Step Beyond strive for an eclectic blend of all things metal musically, and with this release pay an esoteric lyrical tribute to several arcade games of their youth, crafting stories from where there were none. The axis of their sound remains death metal, but is forever evolving.Be sure not to miss the band Silent Scream webzine said would be “Destined to amaze every sincere metal fan”.
Experimental death metal act Sanguine Glacialis have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Hadopelagic" (produced by Chris Donaldson of Cryptopsy).
Release date April 6th 2018.
Without darkness there can be no light, Sanguine Glacialis have stared into the very blackest pit, and, inspired by what they saw there, forged sonic masterpieces of the darkest beauty, it is not surprising their name means ‘frozen blood’ in Latin!
Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Sanguine Glacialis have shared the stage with Dark Tranquility, Omnium Gatherum, Delain, Hammerfall, Unexpect, Necronomicon and many more. The dark heart of Sanguine Glacialis is vocalist/keyboardist Maude, the sole original member left in the band. She describes their sound as ‘unique, original, intense and dark’.
Maude is enthusiastic about their new songs. “We took a huge step forward with this album and fans will appreciate it much more than the previous one. Everything is better in this one in my opinion. We want to show the new direction of the band. We want to show how much we’ve grown and how much the band has changed between the two albums. This album is a very dark part of my life, and it's something that everybody lives in their own way, and I hope this album will help fans go through their own difficulties.” Lyrically, Maude avoids the usual metal clichés. “Most of the songs are personal experiences that I wrote in the form of stories and legends.”
The band released the official video for the song "Monsters", taken from the upcoming album "Hadopelagic".
Maude promises that Sanguine Glacialis offer a very different live experience. “What really makes this band special is the vast variety of influences we have. It goes from technical death metal to classical, through nu metal, rock, jazz, pop, rap, world music, and so much more.On stage, we bring our own theatrical style as well as a dark atmosphere that fits our songs. We have our own dynamic, and I play keyboards and sing at the same time during the show, which is also a change from the typical front-woman!”
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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
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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]
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