Irish Extreme Progressive Metal Act Mirrors of Obsidian have just announced the release date for their second album, "From One Form" as May 10th 2017. To accompany this they have released a teaser video on their YouTube page which features an unheard audio snippet.
The eight-track album, recorded by the band at their own Dublin based Megatech Studios, was mixed by guitarist Eoin Ennis and Mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. Singer Ciaran Ennis has described the sound of the album as "fast and aggressive modern metal with progressive elements".
There have been two singles released from the album so far, "Neutral Disease" and "The Core", both of which are available to download free from the band's bandcamp page. Pre-orders for the album will be made available shortly so fans should keep an eye on the bands website page for updates.
Check out the teaser video below for a sneak peek at what to expect.
Brazilian extreme metal lords Nervochaos have posted on their YouTube Channel two outstanding 360° videos, featuring the songs "Total Satan" (from "Battalions of Hate" released in 2010) and "The Devil's Work", taken from "The Art of Vengeance" album (2014).
Comments the band:
"This is a project by Tellus Studios, we recorded the videos earlier this year and we wanted to release some clips to our fans. Expect more videos coming soon. Thanks to Tellus Studio & everyone involved on this project."
Tellus Studio stated:
"We thank you, for the honour that you gave us in being able to work for you. You are a great band, and excellent people! We are your fans! \m/ hail NervoChaos!!!!!!"
(To watch 360° videos, you need the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on your computer. On mobile devices, use the latest version of the YouTube app.)
Here's "Total Satan" for you: https://youtu.be/2AntmUMeGQY
Watch "The Devil's Work" here: https://youtu.be/kSXr9P2eqQ4
Polish extreme metal band Youdash have teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream "Force Guide" a track from their forthcoming album Astrophobia. While the band's sound is hard to categorize, a good comparison would be a cross between Mr. Bungle, Dillinger Escape Plan and Gorguts.
The site commented that "The entire experience is like jamming a live power line right into the bass of your neck and then dancing in a convulsive seizure. It’s a fiery death metal inferno that’s technically very impressive and flamboyantly exuberant in its conception and execution."
Stream "Force Guide" here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2016/12/13/an-ncs-premiere-youdash-force-guide/
Pre-order Astrophobia here: https://deformeathing.bandcamp.com/album/astrophobia-dp-021cd
1. Astrophobia (Intro)
2. Celestial Phenomena
3. Hunting Among The Stars
5. Devouring Cell
6. Astral Anxiety
7. Force Guide
8. Strip Tease (Acid Drinkers cover, feat. Uappa Terror)
Matz - Bass
Buczek - Drums
Leń - Guitars
Ropa - Vocals
Dodecahedron are streaming the first track taken from their forthcoming album 'kwintessens', which has been scheduled for release March 17th.
The song "Hexahedron - Tilling The Human Soil" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Crank It Up (SE)
Regarding their sophomore full-length, Dodecahedron previously commented: "We are very excited about our new material. The forthcoming album is more coherent and straight forward compared to the debut. It was written with a clear and cold concept in mind, whereas the first album is a collection of material composed over a five year period. Expect more of our dismal atmospheres and calculated madness."
Dodecahedron are simultaneously revealing the new artwork and the track-list of 'Kwintessens', which can both be viewed below.
There is a universe of possibilities to explore musical darkness. Yet metal seems to have a tendency for endlessly riding stereotypical riff-horses until they are flogged to death and beyond the point of any meaningful resurrection. Dodecahedron furiously destroy such notions and advance to new horizons.
This Dutch League of Extraordinary Musicians is harnessing the power of seething black chaos into a precisely aimed sonic assault. Expanding on the pioneering works of Mayhem in their 'Ordo Ad Chao' (2007) phase and French trailblazers Deathspell Omega, Dodecahedron push this stream of extreme consciousness forward into even more spine-chilling dimensions.
Their sophomore full-length 'Kwintessens' arrives with intensified focus. Those atonal and dissonant monstrosities created by ultimate technical mastery and spawned on the self-titled debut album 'Dodecahedron' (2012) are now directing their explosive fury with even more precision straight to the point. The balance between aggression and suspended states of icy shock has been re-calibrated.
Dodecahedron started out as Order Of The Source Below before embracing a clear vision of darkness reaching beyond black metal. Carving their own path into the cosmic dark musical matter with a stellar technical brilliance, 'kwintessens' delivers the spark to ignite the new flame. Expect a brutal blast!
M. Eikenaar: vocals
M. Nienhuis: guitar, composition
J. Bonis: guitar, sound synthesis
Y. Terwisscha van Scheltinga: bass
J. Barendregt: drums
Italy-Based Avant Extreme Metallers Syk stream I-Optikon exclusively via Revolver; album out now via Housecore
Italy-based avant extreme metal merchants Syk will unleash their maniacal I-Optikon full-length via Housecore Records tomorrow, December 2nd, 2016. Produced by Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), I-Optikon features the debut appearances of recently recruited second guitarist Gianluca Ferro who's collaborated with Andy Timmons, Kiko Loureiro, Guthrie Govan, Jeff Loomis, and more. Worshippers of artists like Meshuggah, Crisis, Diamanda Galas, Starkweather, and general sonic annihilation, listen up.
In advance of its release, today Revolver Magazine is offering an exclusive stream of the record before you can buy it at THIS LOCATION.
For I-Optikon preorder options, point your browser HERE. For digital orders, go HERE.
Led by the nihilistic vocal assault of Dalila Kayros, Syk scorches ears and torches the soul with their grim, complex, chest-rupturingly weighty brand of noise-laden, apocalyptic-sounding savagery. Forged by Stefano Ferrian and Federico De Bernardi Di Valserra, both former members of the well-known long-running avant-grind monstrosity Psychofagist, the band released their debut Atoma via Czech imprint L'Inphantile Collective in 2014. Following performances supporting the likes of Godflesh and Gigan, the band piqued the interest of Housecore Records.
Metal Trenches accurately calls I-Optikon, "an artsy, unconventional fusion of Meshuggah guitar and drum work with off-kilter clean vocals from one Dalila Kayros. She bares a similar nihilistic approach to melody as Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Hers is a bit more aggressive, but I can't think of a single more appropriate comparison. Compositions are quite technical, and the results are unlike anything else I have heard," while Echo Eyes hails, "female vocals that carry a yell like Exene Cervenka, if done with the same power as Henry Rollins."
Spain's Noctem unveil videos for "The Submission Discipline" and "Pactum With The Indomitable Darkness"
1. Through The Black Temples of Disaster (listen)
3. The Submission Discipline (WATCH)
4. Blind Devotion
5. The Dark One
7. Whispers of the Ancient Gods
8. Conjuring Degradation and Morbidity
9. The Paths of the Lustful Abandon
10. Pactum With the Indomitable Darkness (listen)
Iberian Extreme Metallers Noctem are about to release their new opus "Haeresis" on September 30th and right now you can watch the new video of the band for the track "The Submission Discipline" (watch it here) (directed by Ghilherme Enriques). Want to watch a story about the inquisition tortures, witch hunt and necromancy? Then this is your cup of tea. A few days ago the third and last single of this new album was released, you can watch the visualizer for "Pactum With The Indomitable Darkness" (WATCH IT HERE).
PRE-ORDER “HAERESIS” NOW!
Blood Harvest Records have set November 25th as the international release date for the vinyl LP edition of Totten Korps' second album, Supreme Commanders of Darkness. Founded in 1989 in Santiago, Chile, Totten Korps is one of the extreme metal pioneers of the nation, as well as being an influence to the current generation of Chilean death metal bands. The band was born amidst the chaos arising from the military dictatorship ruling the country at the time - a scenario that fuelled the goal of recording their first demo, 1990's The King of Hell Reclaims His Throne, and subsequently their second demo, 1992's From the Infernal Resurrection. In 1993, the band signed their first record deal with Hellion Records from Brazil, thus managing to cross the Chilean borders to disseminate their sombre death metal throughout the globe. In 2001, Totten Korps at last released their debut album, Tharnheim: Athi-Land-Nhi; Ciclopean Crypts of Citadels, on the cult Repulse Records. During a dry period for true death metal, this first full-length proved to be a dark gem, and is now held as a mini-classic with many.
Never one for half measures, always patiently taking their time, Totten Korps would stay quiet for the rest of the decade whilst working on new material, but at long last arrives their highly anticipated second album, Supreme Commanders of Darkness. Released in South America on CD at the end of last year, Supreme Commanders of Darkness proves that time has not dulled Totten Korps' fire; if anything, the quartet's more incensed than ever. And just like they've never been away, like 14 years haven't actually passed since their last recording, Totten Korps explode with all the wild, winding fury that made their early work so cherished. And yet, despite the immediate conflagration at hand, there's a pronounced technical aspect at play across the album, ably rendering their apocalyptic terror all the more mind-bending and -mangling and preserving their old-school roots all the while. Bow before the Supreme Commanders of Darkness, all of which can be streamed at Blood Harvest's Bandcamp HERE. Preorder for the album can be found HERE.
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will issue their debut full-length, the now legendary Vikingligr Veldi, on vinyl for the first time ever. Set for release on September 23rd, 2016 via By Norse Music, the limited 2xLP gatefold edition includes a stunning new layout design by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem etc.) as well as four brand new illustrations specially made for this groundbreaking offering. Additionally, the record has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy preserving every bit of its original dynamics.
Enslaved's Vikingligr Veldi, initially released in 1994, was co-produced with the legendary Pytten (Immortal, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor et al) in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. The album features lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history, and mythology. The songs match these themes with long, horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres, and winds from the past.
"We have been waiting since the day we recorded it," comments Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson, "and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we held the finished product in our hands was as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it."
North American pre-orders are now available. For black vinyl, point your browser HERE. For white vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) go to THIS LOCATION.
Vikingligr Velidi Lineup:
Ivar Bjørnson - guitars, keys
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass
Trym Torson - drums
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will release The Sleeping Gods - Thorn compilation this November via ByNorse Music.A full-length album comprised of rare material from 2010-2011, The Sleeping Gods - Thorn is a unique collection of experimental material connecting with the band's early roots.
The seven tracks comprising The Sleeping Gods - Thorn originally appeared on extremely limited EPs between Enslaved's Axioma Ethica Odini and Riitiir full-lengths and were recorded both in Solslottet Studio in Bergen, as well as the band members' own studios and partly in the deep woods of Valevaag on the South Western Coast of Norway. Like the songs themselves, the production is a mix of old and new; high tech and no-tech - a mix of concepts that have been essential in achieving the signature sound ENSLAVED has become notorious for today. Members Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson co-produced the material together with long-time collaborator Iver Sandøy.
The album includes lyrics sung in Norwegian, English, and Old Norse, with themes centred on mythology and the esoteric side of the runes, as well as contrasting the Norse Ways as a polytheistic belief system to the monotheistic plague of the Big World Religions. The music nods respectfully to the wildly varying deities that make up the pantheon of inspiration for ENSLAVED, both "then" and "now." There are traces of the proto black metal of Bathory, the classic rock and heavy metal of the '70s and '80s, the synthesized and sequenced masters of the '70s, prog-rock, world/Norse folk music, Norwegian black metal of the '90s, modern classical music, goth rock a la Fields Of The Nephilim, and much more.
Tying he package together are the extensive liner notes Kjellson and a beautiful new layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media (Roadburn Festival, Opeth, Darkthrone, At The Gates, etc.) whose mesmerizing new illustrations display a unique symbiosis between two of our times' most exciting visual and sonic artists.
The Sleeping Gods - Thorn will see release on November 11th on limited edition blue vinyl (web-shop edition), black vinyl, digipak CD, and digitally via ByNorse Music. Pre-orders will start on September 30th.
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