Finnish metallers Wolfshead unleash their new album "Leaden", out today December 8th in North America via Rockshots and was earlier released in Europe one October 27th. Wolfshead's style is pure old school heavy metal, heavy guitar riffs, growling bass, pounding drums with bluesy, leather-lunged whisky-scented vocals on top. Taking their main influences from such acts as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Venom and the whole NWOBHM movement, Wolfshead manages to combine almost everything from heavy rock music from between 1967 and 1985 to their own unique blend of doom metal. They write songs about lycanthropy, the living dead, witch hunts, Cthulhu Mythos and of course, heavy metal itself.
Lyric Video - Division Of The Damned - https://youtu.be/ZMzWpXnBz98
Album available digitally and CD at the following links:
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
Finland's Female pagan metallers Vermilia have released a new single "Poissa", which translates into "Gone" in the English language.
"Poissa" comes only 3 weeks after the release of the band's first single "Vedestä Vieraantunut".
The new single introduces Vermilia to another side of their pagan black metal with blast beats, sweet vocal melodies and more brutality with the voice.
Track is available only through the band's bandcamp page www.vermiliaofficial.bandcamp.com
Check out the official track stream below
Listen to the first single "Vedestä Vieraantunut" here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9dB7GooA9M&feature=youtu.be
Verikalpa signs with Inverse Records, the debut album 'Taistelutahto' is released February 16th 2018. The first single 'Pahan Laulu' is available as a lyric video in this location: https://youtu.be/TvvbppU0NxA
Listen to the single on:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2i9MJrP
Verikalpa is a Troll/Beer-metal band from the Northern city of Oulu in Finland. They combine groovy riffs and rhythms with twisted folk melodies with a very Finnish touch. The lyrics are in Finnish and more specifically in the accent of Oulu. The songs are tales about drinking, hangovers, trolls and of course blood-spattered eternal battles. Verikalpa is formed by six musicians from bands such as Catamenia and Quake The Earth and this experienced group of musicians deliver their music with a firm touch and with an energetic live show.
Verikalpa has been in existence for many years but they decided to take their time in polishing their musical atmosphere and concept so that the band was truly ready to hit the stages and recording studios with a complete product. Taistelutahto was thus recorded in the SURF-SOUND studio in Oulu with the mastermind Janne Huotari who whipped out all that the guys had to give. After pouring everything they had to the album it was finally mastered by Svante Forsbäck of Chartmakers and so Taistelutahto (Battlewill) was born.
Verikalpa has concentrated in composing, rehearsing and recording for the past six months but they are no strangers to the stages of Finland. For example they played a very successful show with Primordial in Helsinki. The guys received a lot of good feedback by the metal media's and audiences and this gave them a foothold in the music-scene of Finland.
Cardiant released their fourth studio album today November 24th 2017 via Inverse Records. The previous album 'Verge' was released approx. 4,5 years ago, so fans long anticipation is finally over.
The album features several guest singers, Pasi Rantanen (Thunderstone, King Company), Nitte Valo (Burning Point, Seraphiel) & Janne Saksa who performed session vocals to Cardiant's debut album 'Midday Moon'.
The band also rewarded their fans yesterday by releasing a lyric video for the track "Blank Star"and it is available here: https://youtu.be/3UX12xsRFT0
""Blank Star" is one of the more high tempo songs, and it includes a middle part leaning towards 80's progressive metal. We are eager to play this and other songs from "Mirrors" live. The album has been written to be listened as a whole, from start to finish" says the band's guitarist / composer Antti Hänninen.
Listen to the 'Mirrors' album:
A music video 'Life Has Just Begun' is available here: https://youtu.be/FRoniYzmXGc
Erik Karhatsu - vocals
Outi Jokinen - vocals
Antti Hänninen - guitar
Mikko Mänttäri - bass
Marko Lindroos - keyboards
Lauri Hänninen - drums
Official website: http://www.cardiant.net
Soulwound, the thrash metal band featuring three brothers from Kouvola, Finland, have released a music video for the song "Alone against All" off the band's second full-length album "No Peace".
Watch music video here: https://youtu.be/T8ujYe3DvPQ
The band comments: "Our previous videos have always featured some symbolic content in addition to footage of the band performing, but this time we decided to go for a really stripped down DIY performance video to accompany the song Alone against All, which is arguably the most "punk" song on the album in its simplistic ferocity. The original idea was to both shoot and edit the video entirely by ourselves, but we soon realized that none of us had the hardware or software to pull it off, so we turned once again to our good friend Tino-Viljami Vanhala for the editing job. We knew we could count on his wizardry, and sure enough, he waved his magic wand over the decidedly crude footage we'd shot and turned it into something far better than we ever could have. So, crack open a beer and join us for a sweaty and oxygen-deprived headbanging party in the cramped basement room where we forge our brand of Finnish metal!"
"No Peace" was released in October 2016 by Inverse Records and is available globally. The band is currently preparing for its last live shows for this year in December and planning to start putting together material for a new album in early 2018.
Arto Jauho, vocals
Niko Huusari, guitar
Mikko Huusari, guitar
Janne Huusari, drums
Joni Järvenmäki, bass
Finnish death doom band Red Moon Architect released their third full length album earlier this year and now they're back with a new song. 'Rising Tide' well presents the faster and more death metal influenced Red Moon Architect. The band starts their tour supporting Finnish doom metal band Swallow The Sun this week.
Watch 'Rising Tide' on YouTube:- http://youtu.be/USEqjFUYaek
Listen 'Rising Tide' on Spotify:- http://spoti.fi/2ziOUkk
Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the release of "Astrala", fourth album of the folk metal band Unshine
Hailing from Finland, Unshine stepped into the whole new level of co-operation with the initial forces of the nature.
A teaser of "Astrala" is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/ScFgarXtoG4
“Unshine has always been a band without the traditional role models. The most important thing in a song is the melody. Sounds and rhythms create the overall atmosphere, but the melody wakes up the whole ancient story in it to life", tells Harri, Unshine guitarist behind the majority of the songs.
"Secondly, it all starts from the nature and it all will end to the nature. This cuts through all aspects of our music. It echoes from those landscapes the modern world has almost totally abandoned and forgotten. The songs try to re-unite the old bonds between the dolmen gods and the digitized mankind. Nature is not our enemy, it's our physical, but especially our spiritual home. That's why we call our music druid metal."
"Astrala" is set to be released on January 19, 2018 in Europe and February 9, 2018 in North America via Rockshots Records.
Death metal alchemists Obscure Burial premiere the new track "Necrophagous Ritual" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, fittingly self-titled, set for international release on December 15th via Invictus Productions. Hear Obscure Burial's "Necrophagous Ritual" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
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 exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed track "Imago Mortis" can be heard at Invictus' Bandcamp HERE.
Finnish Asylum 8 released their debut album 'Repressed' today via Inverse Records. Their music is a combination of ruthless modern death metal and EDM tunes. The band was introduced earlier in September with a single track 'Deliverance' and it got a lot of positive feedback. The album includes seven own tracks and a cover version from David Hasselhoff's "True Survivor".
Listen to the album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2zK2aOu
Guitarist Anssi Kinnunen comments:
"Finally! Making Repressed has been a really outstanding and rewarding experience to us. 2018 will be busy, and we're looking to play a ton of shows to promote Repressed. We're really excited to finally share our debut with you all, hope to see you in shows!"
Vocals: Henry Hämäläinen
Guitar: Anssi Kinnunen
Guitar: Sami Hynynen
Synths: Sami Partanen
Bass: Tatu Heikkinen
Drums: Pasi Moilanen
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