French metalcore band, Beyond The Styx, have released a music video for 'Danse Macabre', a track taken from their new album ‘Stiigma‘, out on February 23rd via Klonosphere / Season of Mist Distribution & Diorama Records. ‘Stiigma‘ was recorded at Dome Studio by David Potvin, in Avrillé, France. Produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Nick Jett (Terror, Backtrack, Lionheart) & Beyond The Styx.
'Danse Macabre' music video: https://youtu.be/9Ba_O_cU7CM
Art direction, illustrations & design by AMMO. Guest vocals on “Neoblivion” by Paul Marie, on “King S” by Romain Vée and on “Lightmare” by Sylvain Tardiveau.
Beyond The Styx is a Metalcorel band from Tours (France), that was formed in 2011. Beyond The Styx is a kind of hybrid between Deathcore & Metalcore. Beyond The Styx is largely influenced by bands likes: August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside, Lamb of God, Norma Jean & Pantera.
Rising up from the mind of Olivier Verron (more known in the international Metal Scene under the alias of Amduscias, leader of the French Black Metal band Temple Of Baal), Conviction was officially born in November 2013, when the first demo was composed and recorded... In only 11 hours.
“An intense and spontaneous experience”, states the musician. “I recorded as I composed, and the ideas just kept on flowing one after another. Maybe due to the long gestation of the project, which I had in mind ever since the nineties, but that I couldn’t render concrete back then, due to the lack of musicians into Doom Metal, and the fact that I hardly had any equipment to record back then.”
Conviction’s first release introducing a pure traditional Doom band influenced by SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM, COUNT RAVEN or early CATHEDRAL, was very well received within the Underground. CONVICTION stands for true classic Doom Metal. “In a time when Doom is turned into cheerful Stoner, or melted with sludgy Hard Core vibes, my intention is to keep up with the old school and Metal way. Doom should deal with gloom and darkness, and to me it’s a nonsense to turn it into a positive, party-like music dealing with how cool it is to smoke a joint or whatever”, states the leader.
After a second self-release in the form of the digital single Outworn, CONVICTION was joined by guitar player Frédéric Patte-Brasseur (ATARAXIE, FUNERALIUM), bass player Vincent Buisson (MOURNING DAWN) and drummer Rachid “Teepee” Trabelsi (MOONSKIN, CORROSIVE ELEMENTS).
“We are excited, honoured and happy to join the Argonauta family, seeing this first album becoming reality is a dream come true after all these years, and I am personally thrilled to see my old friends Fred, Vincent and Teepee joining me on this adventure.”
The band, now ready to doom the stages of Europe, will have the first album ready at the end of 2018.
Imminence Records' French Metalcore outfit Out Of My Eyes has just premiered their newest music video. The track, entitled "404," is off the bands debut album Concept that was released yesterday on Imminence Records. The album is released shortly before the band's five day UK tour that will be the first of several planned tours throughout the year.
"We have worked very hard on that record and we hope you will love it as much as we do! It's gonna be a big year for Out Of My Eyes so keep an eye on us to make sure you don't miss anything!” - Harry Maisonneuve (Guitarist)
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Cn9LYzV1A&feature=youtu.be
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2018 marks the return of Oxford-based sludge-metal titans Desert Storm as they prepare to follow the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed ‘Omniscient’ album with their new opus ‘Sentinels’, confirmed for release this coming March 16th via APF Records.
Recorded with engineer Jamie Dodd (Orange Goblin) at Flesh & Bone Studio's, Hackney and tracked by Steve 'Geezer' Watkins at Woodworm studios (which has also been used by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi), ‘Sentinels’ is a colossal sounding record, it’s ten tracks punching the listener with an oppressive towering monolithic sound that batters, but never dulls the senses.
“This album is a natural progression from our previous releases,” explains guitarist Ryan Cole. “It has the Desert Storm sound, but has moved in a much harder, darker and heavier direction.”
Today we get to hear the first rumblings from ‘Sentinels’ in the shape of ‘Too Far Gone’, a brutal, pounding powerhouse of a track that tackles the bleak subject of excessive binge drinking. “It’s the paradox of hard liquor being both the cause and the remedy of the sickness,” states vocalist Matt Ryan. “Self destruction and punishment of the body. It’s inspired by the tragic tales of Bon Scott and John Bonham, along with fictional characters Ben Sanderson of Leaving Las Vegas and to a lesser extent, Jim Lahey of Trailer Park Boys. It’s a miserable outcome as our song begins with alcoholism and ends in death.”
Stream ‘Too Far Gone’ here: https://soundcloud.com/apf-records/desert-storm-too-far-gone/s-oelmn
Pre-order ‘Sentinels’ here: http://apfrecords.bigcartel.com/
In addition to the album’s release, the band will be hitting the road hard throughout February, March and beyond in the UK and Europe. This is a band that have never been afraid to get in the van and have shared stages with a who’s who of heavy talent over the years, including Karma To Burn, Corrosion Of Conformity, Red Fang, VoiVod, Orange Goblin, Crowbar, Weedeater, Valient Thorr and many more.
Catch Desert Storm live at the following dates in the UK and Europe:
03.02.18 | United Kingdom | Manchester | The Bread Shed
17.02.18 | United Kingdom | Birmingham | o2 Academy
22.02.18 | United Kingdom | London | The Devonshire Arms
23.02.18 | Netherlands | Rotterdam | Baroeg
24.02.18 | Netherlands | Eindhoven | The Jack Cafe
25.02.18 | France | Douai | Red Studio
26.02.18 | Belgium | Antwerp | Kids Rhythm & blues bar
27.02.18 | Germany | Berlin | Urban Spree
28.02.18 | Germany | Weimar | Gerber3
01.03.18 | Germany | Dresden | Chemiefabrik
02.03.18 | Czech Republic | Prague | Theremin
03.03.18 | Poland | Warsaw | Hydrozagadka
04.03.18 | Slovakia | Bratislava | Fuga
05.03.18 | Slovakia | Kosice | Collosseum
06.03.18 | Poland | Katowice | Klub Faust
07.03.18 | Poland | Wroclaw | Black Moon
08.03.18 | Germany | TBC
09.03.18 | Netherlands | Zwolle | Jacks Bar
10.03.18 | Belgium | Brussels | Rock Classic
07.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bradford | Underground
28.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bournemouth | The Anvil
04.08.18 | United Kingdom | Abingdon | Abingdon Town F.C
25.08.18 | United Kingdom | Bolton | Alma Inn
29.09.18 | United Kingdom | Sheffield | o2 Academy
Desert Storm is:
Matt Ryan - Vocals
Chris White - Guitar
Ryan Cole - Guitar
Elliot Cole - Drums
Chris Benoist - Bass
The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
Imminence Records' French Metalcore outfit Out Of My Eyes has just announced the details of their forthcoming label debut. Concept is available for pre-order starting today and will feature eleven tracks that listeners will be able to hear on January 19th. The album will be released shortly before the recently announced five day UK tour that will be the first of several planned tours throughout the year.
"We are super proud to reveal the artwork for our debut album that is coming out on January 19th via Imminence Records! We have worked very hard on that record and we hope you will love it as much as we do! We've also worked on a brand new merch line for the occasion. It's gonna be a big year for Out Of My Eyes so keep an eye on us to make sure you don't miss anything!” - Harry Maisonneuve (Guitarist)
After three years of building a fanbase and honing their style, Out Of My Eyes are defining their identity with fresh new tracks bringing together electro elements with powerful breakdowns and catchy choruses. Stretching the metalcore genre to a new extreme, Out Of My Eyes’ sound stands out with a unique mix of atypical guitar parts, party synthesizers and trap beats. Their new single "Pigs Never Dies" is due October 2nd 2017 via Imminence Records.
Armed with an explosive energy and a strong stage presence, the squad is making it clear that he’s an accomplished live band. Having made a name for themselves in their home country opening for bands like Attila, The Color Morale, Bad Omens and more, and experienced the road supporting Shoot The Girl First in the summer of 2016, Out Of My Eyes are now ready to release new music and take it as far and wide as possible.
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As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, Melted Space, the album's track listing and cover art has been posted.
Melted Space's Darkening Light features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centred on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.
Darkening Light Track Listing:
1. The Void Before
3. The Meaning of this Place
4. From the Beginning to the End
5. The Dawn of Man (I'm Alive!)
6. Trust in Me
8. Man and Future
9. Missing Creed
10. Fallen World
Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser's Edge division Sensory Records, on February 16th, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material, which will be disclosed in the days ahead.
Stand by for the list of all-star album guests, audio samples, videos, pre-orders, and more on Darkening Light to be released in January.
While remaining in the realm of the symphonic metal opera that defined the band's sound on their 2015-released The Great Lie, Melted Spaces Darkening Light delivers ten new movements which culminate into an even more powerful and catchier opus. Mastermind and creator of the group, French composer/musician Pierre Le Pape, pulls the listener into the depths of his imagination where tone and rhythms are envisioned as cascading shadows and light. Darkening Light sees Le Pape once again joined by an extensive cast of guest vocalists and musicians hailing from a wide array of bands and musical entities from across the genres of metal, classical, jazz, and more. The album also sees Melted Space once again collaborating with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra as heard on The Great Lie.
French metallers Insolvency have released their latest video, Death Wish. Taken from their upcoming album, “Antagonism Of The Soul”, which is set to be released on January 26th 2018 via Send The Wood, the video received its debut on Music Muso.
Vocalist/Guitarist Valentin Gondouin had this to say on the video:
"This song deals with the hardest time we come across during our lives: despair, loss of faith, being helpless. We made that music video with this kid surrounded by his toxic dad, thinking about suicide but he can’t do it and he’s still a prisoner of his dad’s control. The music itself mixes melancholic and smooth melodies with aggressive riffs and instrumentals."
You can see the video here: https://musicmuso.com/news/exclusive-french-metallers-insolvency-reveal-new-video-for-death-wish
Formed in 2012, French metallers Insolvency have spent the last five years furiously building a name and reputation for themselves across their homeland with their energetic metallic assault.
The band have appeared at various festivals across France and Luxembourg. Smashing stages with the likes of Napoleon, No Return, Smash it Combo, Melted Space, Atlantis chronicles, FRCTRD. In 2015, guitarist Bruno Blackstard was selected to play alongside Children of Bodom maestro Alexi Laiho in Helsinki during the 100guitarsfromhel Festival.
The band hit the studio in 2016 to record their debut album “Antagonism Of The Soul” in the UK with Jim Pinder and Carl Bown (Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps, Machine Head). The result is a whirlwind of Blackstard & Valentin Gondouin’s elastic guitar work, soaring melodies and drummer Mickaël Tamario’s frantic assault; all pinned together by the double vocal barrage of Gondouin & bassist Pierre Challouet.
Having signed with French label Send The Wood, with their album being distributed through Seasons of Mist, with a stunning debut album in tow and a steadily growing tour schedule; Insolvency are gearing up for a busy eighteen months. Young, passionate and full of potential; Insolvency set to follow in the footsteps of countrymen Gojira in showing the world what the French metal scene has to offer.
Carbon Seed are a death metal band from Bordeaux, France, ready to present to the word their first 5 tracks entitled, Posthumanism, an EP full of powerful death metal. Heavy rhythms, incisive riffs and energetic vocals are sustained by floods of blast beats and double bass. Dystopia or trans-humanism are the themes that the group touch upon in their lyrics.
The band entered the studio at Bud Records and the recording, mixing & mastering was handled by Mathieu Pascal (also known as one of the guitarists of the band Gorod), a long time friend who knows Carbon Seed plays and who they really are. The band were very happy with the result although the choice of tracks for this EP was difficult to decide from the powerful set of tracks available to the band.
The dawn of Carbon Seed has now arrived and with the release of Posthumanism via Sliptrick Records, the group plan to tour extensively and lay the foundation for future plans.
Posthumanism | Released November 28th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Carbon Seed are:
David Iglesias – Vocals | Sébastien Rivet – Guitar | Laurent Fortier – Drums
Band links: Facebook
French symphonic power metallers Hamka - featuring Spanish vocalist Elisa C. Martín (ex-Darkmoor) - premiere a lyric video for the new track "Earth's Call" at Legacy magazine's website. The track hails from the band's long-awaited second album, Multiversal, due for international release on December 14th via Fighter Records. See & hear Hamka's "Earth's Call" lyric video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Formed back in 2003 by guitarist Willdric Lievin and Elisa C. Martín, Hamka released a demo called Exodus in 2004 and their debut album, Unearth, came out a year later, but during the following years, the band was put on hold due to personal circumstances until, in 2013, it was resurrected with the addition of three new members and preparation of a second album entitled Multiversal, which was finished in summer 2017.
Now it's Fighter Records who will properly release Multiversal, a magnificent 14-song opus of top-quality symphonic power metal with ethnic influences, giving it a worldwide promotion and distribution. The next track to be revealed is "Earth's Call," whose lyric video can be seen & heard exclusively HERE, courtesy of Legacy, Germany's defenders of the true. Previously, the first track to be revealed is "Inner Conviction," which can be heard at Fighter's official YouTube channel HERE.
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