Invictus Productions has set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial's highly anticipated debut album, fittingly self-titled.
Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are Death Metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of One and Only, the Lawless King, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo, God’s Abomination, is released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came Epiphany, the band's second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, their ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor line-up change, the time is at hand for the band's debut album: Obscure Burial.
Truly a magnum opus of all that's come before within their enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial don't so much alter their steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magic is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence - the fuck-off-forever sounds of Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed - is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial put their own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop. These eight songs each explode into being, and from each spring endless detonations that reverberate hideously into the abyss. In its compact and coruscating 37 minutes, Obscure Burial accomplishes every inch of its title and moniker: this is an obscure burial, from which no listener can claw his way to the surface.
Timeless and taunting, Obscure Burial have delivered their first grand work. For all ends, for we are in Death - we stand eternal. Face the beginning of the end with the new track "Imago Mortis" at Invictus' Bandcamp HERE.
In collaboration with Go Loud Agency, Finnish industrial death metal group Project Silence will embark on their first ever Russian tour! Consisting of five shows, the tour will kick off in Obninsk, hitting Smolensk, Ivanovo, Ryazan and finally Zelenograd.
Russian Tour dates:
18.10.2017 | Bar Bach | Obninsk, Russia
19.10.2017 | A Club | Smolensk, Russia
20.10.2017 | Bunker | Ivanovo, Russia
21.10.2017 | Raz diva Bar | Ryazan, Russia
22.10.2017 | Rebel bar | Zelenograd, Russia
27.10.2017 | Ottopoika | Kuopio, Finland
Project Silence was established in 2008 in the evocative Finnish town of Kuopio. After recently opening for Aborted and Soilwork, the band is ready to embark on a headliner tour to present their latest album Slave To The Machine (released in June 2016 via Sliptrick Records) to the Russian crowd. The LP boasts a lethal mix of technical death and Teutonic Industrial metal that will please fans of Dimmu Borgir, Septicflesh and Fear Factory. Although their sound has noticeably changed compared to their earlier work – containing more extreme and less industrial metal elements – the new tracks have been positively received by both the press and fans.
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Finnish death metallers Torchia release their debut album ”Of Curses and Grief”on October 27th and heads on to tour Taiwan.
The album is produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Amorphis, Ensiferum) so expectations might rise high for Hiilesmaa has worked with some top names out there. The band tells the sound they were after was some what old schoolish, organic and raw in a way that really serves the music. Advance sale is now on and you can get your own piece from Recordshop X (https://www.recordshopx.com) or Inverse Store (https://www.inverse.fi) where you can also find t-shirt bundles. ”Of Curses And Grief” will be distributed internationally.
The first single ”Fury” is now out and there’s also a music video released for it. This is what the band itself had to comment about the video: ”In the video for Fury, Torchia accompanies nameless souls in their danse macabre. The protagonist sets out to defeat the judgemental light, but gets dragged back into darkness. The blind live out their agony, for it is the only thing that haven't been taken from them."
More about tours, releases and other on band’s Facebook page or at www.torchia.fi
Music video on Youtube:
A Curse Upon Taiwan-tour:
1.10. Beastie Rock festival, Taipei
4.10. Revolver club, Taipei
7.10. Unlimited Freedom festival, Nantou
8.10. Emerge livehouse, Taichung
Finnish melodeath quintet Bloodred Hourglass have released the first bit of taste from their upcoming album "HEAL", with an action-filled video for opening track "Quiet Complaint".
You can watch the clip at this location: https://youtu.be/4jSV9h4vvb0
"Heal" will be out October 20th 2017 via Ranka Kustannus.
You can watch the album teaser at this location: https://youtu.be/SD-fzbOp5s0
Finnish metalcore act Disclarity has released a new single "Ghosts". The band just returned from it's two weeks and 12 shows tour from central Europe. And what would be better time to release some fresh material?
Band comments the new single:
"The single Ghosts differs from Disclaritys earlier production with its faster tempo and cruel and oppressive atmosphere. Lyrics dive into human addictions, self-deception and disappointment. From these ruins rises up almost popish/mainstream atmosphere of the chorus.
Already when making the demo of this song, we had a feeling that this single was going to be something very different. And so it happened, the song became a turbocharged epic masterpiece! Si'l vous plaît!"
First single of forthcoming album "Darkness Of Eternity" is now online. Check out 'MAYBE' from here:
Here's Tuomas' comments about the song:
“This song represents the poppier side of the album. Most songs on this album are heavier and I'm glad that there was still room for a couple of softer songs too. So far I haven't put a side project band together for these different kinds of songs, instead of that I've wanted to make all those experiments with AD.
I was happy to produce this song as a tribute to ABBA's Benny Andersson. Most of the keyboards on this song was recorded at his studio in Stockholm and with his legendary keyboard "Great White Elephant", a Yamaha GX-1 which is often heard on ABBA songs in late 70's & early 80's.
Lead vocal melody is actually based on a keyboard riff I composed at the age of 15 or something. That melody came back to me from somewhere and it became eventually the corner stone of the whole song! After I got the main melody working in it's final form, rest of the song kind of wrote itself !! Those 16-beats with hi-hats which run through the whole song were there from the very first demo of mine and our drummer Joonas & bassist Jukka insisted keeping that style in the final version too.”
Album will be available on November 10th 2017 via Napalm Records. Pre-order now from HERE http://smarturl.it/DarknessOfEternityNR
“Darkness of Eternity” will be available as
4-page Digipak (10 Tracks + 1 Bonus Track)
23.9.2017 FEMME METAL EVENT- EINDHOVEN - HOLLAND
6.10.2017 HEAVY METAL HEART FESTIVAL - HELSINKI - FINLAND
Imagine if a death metal band got drunk, went to the wrong party and ended up making a baby with a DJ that has a secret craving for some power metal. Now that the image is stuck in your head, let us introduce Asylum 8. It's a 6-piece band from Kuopio, Finland. Their music is a combination of ruthless modern death metal and EDM tunes.
Asylum 8 is about to release their debut album 'Repressed' on November 10th 2017 via Inverse Records. A single 'Deliverance', which is released today, will give you an excellent foretaste what to expect from this talented band.
Deliverance single available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EQ8nqQxnvRc
Vocals: Henry Hämäläinen
Guitar: Anssi Kinnunen
Guitar: Sami Hynynen
Synths: Sami Partanen
Bass: Tatu Heikkinen
Drums: Pasi Moilanen
Finnish melodic death metal band Dimman have released their critically acclaimed EP named 'Guide My Fury' today (August 25th 2017) via Inverse Records. This EP is Dimman's real tour de force and it anticipates a bright future for the band. The band is currently composing new tracks and they promise even more versatile Dimman than ever heard before.
Listen to Guide My Fury on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2xi4Xdq
and check their video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/r57Gs1lMo_4
Finnish doom / sludge titans Morbid Evils stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, Deceases, at Metal Hammer UK's website. Set for international release on August 25th via Svart Records, hear Morbid Evils' Deceases in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A counterpart of sorts to vocalist Keijo Niinimaa's older group Rotten Sound, Morbid Evils have become known for exploring slower tempos and the lower end of the sonic spectrum, all topped with a fascination with the morbid realities of our hopeless existence. Having so far survived touring with Voivod and the impending global eco-catastrophe, Morbid Evils spent the best part of 2016 hidden in sweaty underground conditions perfecting their craft, working on the follow-up to their 2015 album In Hate With The Burning World. Comments Niinimaa, "When producing these tracks, I paid special attention on making things as heavy and suffocating as possible, to emphasize the deadly seriousness of the world this music is taking us to."
Come 2017, the band emerges from the pit with a paean to death, split in six sections, each examining the subject from various positions. Titled Deceases, the album takes a bold leap from their sludge-death metalish origins and towards a more original, minimalist approach. The air hangs heavy as droning, buzzing walls of down-tuned guitars grind against punishingly pummelling drums in slow motion and everything around us seems to be another step closer to death. While wallowing in the unpleasantries of life, Morbid Evils manage to churn out something wholly original in the congested sludge metal genre - if a grind/drone hybrid existed, it might sound like this. With their down-tuned slo-mo aesthetics, nasty black metal-ish buzzsaw guitar harmonies, and a drone metal-like sense of space in music, Morbid Evils are on a path of their own.
Adorning the album cover is the painting "Tukala Pietari" by Jerker Ramberg. Sounds on the album were captured on tape and mixed by Keijo Niinimaa, with mastering duties handled by Pelle Henricsson of Tonteknik. The album will be released by Svart Records on CD, LP, and digital formats on August 25th, if the world doesn't end sooner.
Until that time inevitably comes, stream the entirety of Deceases exclusively HERE, courtesy of Metal Hammer, the UK's premier metal/rock authority. Additionally, for your visual delectation, see & hear the previously revealed video for "Case IV - Tumour" exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
Finland's Funeralglade have just released their debut EP named "May The Funeral Begin" via Inverse Records.
Listen to the critically acclaimed EP on Spotify:
Funeralglade is a crushingly heavy melodic metal band from Turku, Finland, consisting of five young (from 16 to 18 year old) and passionate musicians. There are lots of signs that they will have a bright future ahead. They just played as a warm up act for Ulcerate and are now plotting new gigs which will be announced at a later date.
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