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...
A few weeks only after the official release of their debut EP 'Moon Phases', French metalcore newcomers Dizorder shared an official music video for the single "The Real Face" for worldwide exclusive on Beheading The Traitor Channel.
The song features on 'Moon Phases' still available for CD & digital on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...).
Watch the music video of "The Real Face"
Stream the 'Moon Phases' EP | Order your CD/Digital copy
Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
For fans of Northlane, Deftones, Flyleaf...
Japanese Metalcore crew Crystal Lake sign to Sharptone, release new music video and announce new album
Japan’s breakout Metalcore band Crystal Lake has signed a deal with SharpTone Records and will make their label debut with a brand new album titled 'Helix', that’s due out on February 15th.
“We're very excited to see our name on the SharpTone Records roster among so many great bands. We look forward to all the opportunities the future brings with them. This is going to be a new chapter of our career. STAY HEAVY” - Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake’s new record will coincide with the band’s first ever North American tour, with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I.
The artwork for 'Helix' can be found below. Additional album details, music and pre-order info is forthcoming.
Also check out the video for the band's brand new single, 'Aeon', here: https://youtu.be/CKHsfceVK2g
The band is currently touring Europe supporting BURY TOMORROW.
30.11. D Berlin - SO36
01.12. D Leipzig - Conne Island
02.12. CZ Prague - MeetFactory
03.12. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
04.12. A Graz - Explosiv
06.12. CH Zurich - Dynamo
07.12. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
08.12. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.12. F Paris - Petit Bain
11.12. UK Bristol - SWX
12.12. UK Birmingham - O2 Institute
13.12. UK Glasgow - The Garage
14.12. UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
15.12. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
CRYSTAL LAKE live 2019
28.06. NL Ysselstyn - Jera On Air
04.07. ES Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
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French doomlords Witchthroat Serpent stream the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Swallow the Venom, at Decibel magazine's website. Set for international release on November 23rd via Svart Records, hear Witchthroat Serpent's Swallow the Venom in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from Toulouse, Witchthroat Serpent have dabbled in unnatural psychedelia and the black arts for some time now, producing fine pieces of vinyl such as the critically acclaimed slab of ultra-doom Sang-Dragon in 2016. This November, the group are returning with venom, as the serpentine new album Swallow The Venom hits turntables across the riff-worshiping world.
From the pagan chants of "Feu Sacré" to the aggressive trance of "Might of the Unfailing Source," Witchthroat Serpent have expanded their weaponry and truly mastered their art. Split into eight consciousness-expanding tracks, Swallow The Venom presents a dangerous expedition into the nether-regions of esoteric doom metal, filled with strange mind-altering plants, low frequencies, and rites of strange cults. Armed with the fire of Fallen Angel, Witchthroat Serpent are a force to be reckoned with.
Feel the full force of that reckoning exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Also hear - and see - the previously revealed video for "Scorpent Serpion" HERE at Svart's official YouTube channel.
Wolfspell Records have set December 21st as the international release date for Croc Noir's highly striking debut album, Mort.
Hailing from France, Croc Noir formed in 2016 but quickly set to work on their first recordings. An EP followed that year, with another a year later. In 2018 came a new demo and also a split with French comrades Au-Delà. With such feverish devotion and inspiration, it's no surprise that the band's debut album, Mort, is as highly developed as it is. Strictly and staunchly black metal, Croc Noir reverently revel in their homeland's rich history in the blackest arts. Raw yet no less robust, there's a melancholy coursing through Mort that's uniquely underpinned by an understated triumph. As such, this intoxicating swirl of grim delirium nods to distinguished French forebears like Sacrificia Mortuorum, Sombre Chemin, and later Winter Funeral but with a nostalgic touch poignantly conjured through their occasional usage of accordion.
Croc Noir's Mort will be released on digipak CD. In the meantime, hear the new tracks "Tapis Dans L'ombre" and "Égérie Funeste" HERE at Wolfspell Records' Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
Bordeaux-based groove metallers Hell In Town have recently returned after a eight-year hiatus with their second album "Bones". Today, the band unveils a first video for "Wilder" on YouTube.
"Wilder" is Hell In Town's first video outing since their 2014 "Back In The Mud". Its disturbing aesthetics take their cue from 80s/90s horror flicks, thanks to a partial VHS filming by French video-maker Singkipoo. 3Wilder" was shot in the summer of 2017, with a guest appearance from Lea N'kaoua aka Lady Burn.
Watch Hell In Town's haunting "Wilder" video at this location
Surfacing from the muck and bathed in flames over the great Garonne river, Hell In Town is an historical entity of the Bordeaux metal scene. Conjuring their strong southern roots to produce a groove-laden brand of Heavy, this riff machine is characterized by the powerful and husky vocals of its bassist and founder Matt DMS.
Chapter after chapter, this new album takes you into the mind of a dark magus devoted to a ritual watch of Humans. Voodoo, divination, animist witchcraft, mass control: "Bones" poetically brings up stories full of mysticism, while subtly depicting the kind of ordeals the band has gone through since its inception ten years ago. Hell In Town’s firepower is now heightened, down-times are non-existent, for a southern/sludge metal offering that will grab you by the guts. "Bones" can be seen as a transitional record that breathes a wind of change for the pioneer outfit of the French Southern metal scene. The phoenix rises from a pile of buried bones, stronger than ever…
"Bones" is out now on CD via vapocalypse.fr and on all digital platforms. It was mixed by Matt DMS, mastered at El Mobo Concrete Studio. Artwork was designed by Ero Cyco.
HELL IN TOWN IS
Matt DMS: bass & vocals
Pierre-Yves Marani: guitar
Mathieu Larroudé: guitar
Tristan Beauvais: drums
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French Blackened Post-Core band Demande À La Poussière, who recently unveiled some hotly anticipated details about their upcoming and self-titled debut album, has just unleashed a brand new song! Set for an album release on September 28th 2018 via Argonauta Records, with their solid and eclectic attitude Demande À La Poussière deliver an impressive hypnotic yet aggressive sound which move from Blackened Post Metal to Sludge and Doom, with an apocalyptic vibe of ambient bleakness. Dive into the dark sound of Demande À La Poussière and stream their brand new song 'Le Parfum Des Cites Perdues' right HERE!
Says the band:
“Le parfum des cités perdues is a track about remembrance and anger against our haunted past. This is a part of rage and heaviness about the strangeness of sad feedback. Music lower and louder than a nightmare. Follow the dark side of our memory...“
Demande À La Poussière is a Blackened Post-Core band founded in 2017 by members of The Great Old Ones, Wurm or Omrade. Members are: Jeff (vocals and guitar - The Great Old Ones / Spectrale), Edgard Chevallier (machine - ex Würm / Gloomy Hellium Bath), Vincent Baglin (Moshi-Moshi-battery), Krys (chant-Nerv / Omrade) and Jiu (Bass -ex No return), the band quickly recorded a first album at Lower Tones Place Studio in September 2017. The band has diverse influences to offer a unique style: Combining the heaviness of Sludge and Doom, the blackness of Black Metal, the intensity of Post Hardcore tinged post rock atmosphere. This music is impacting, encompassing and intense. The name of the band is taken from a book by John Fante, but there is no connection to see it as the deep darkness of the music leads to other feelings.
The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour. Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, Sirenia will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don’t miss the chance to see them on the road.
On this tour, Sirenia will play tracks from their brand new album, called Arcane Astral Aeons, scheduled for release by the end of October 2018. Be amongst the first to listen to this brand new opus live! Today, we are proud to unveil the album cover.
Band leader Morten Veland about the artwork and the album:
“We are very pleased to present the artwork for our new album Arcane Astral Aeons. Once more we have worked with designer Gyula Havancsák to create an artwork that renders and adorns the heart and soul of our music. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen. This album is something unique to us as it is the first one we have made together with our fans, everyone who have supported our pledge campaign has directly contributed to the funding of the album and to make it what it has turned out to be. We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do."
Sirenia on tour:
04.11.18 UK – London / The Dome
05.11.18 FR – Paris / La Boule Noire
06.11.18 FR – Nantes / Ferailleur
08.11.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.11.18 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
10.11.18 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.11.18 CH – Musigburg / Aarburg
15.11.18 CH – St-Maurice / Le Manoir Pub
16.11.18 IT – Bologna / Alchemica Club
17.11.18 IT – Milan / Legend Club
more dates to be announced soon!
Morten Veland about the upcoming tour:
"We are excited to announce the first tour dates in support of our upcoming album to be released the 26th of October. We will return to some countries we have not been to for some time. We intend to announce further dates later on, covering more countries and territories. Stay tuned for more news and we are looking forward to see you on the road again soon."
Dusktone is very thrilled to announce the signing of French symphonic death metal band Gorgon for a worldwide cooperation.
Gorgon is a Symphonic Death Metal band, forged in dark / black metal atmospheres, ethnic music and colossal orchestrations. The band was created in 2013 by the composer and vocalist Paul Thureau.
Hailing from Paris, this four-piece band has already built up an excellent reputation in the national and international underground scene, in fact Gorgon’s debut album “Titanomachy” in 2016 have had a great impact on fans of many different genres interested in extreme music beyond the usual patterns.
This self released album allowed the band to appear on many festivals and shows around Europe as well as being featured in many magazines, webzines, radios and video podcasts internationally.
Gorgon are about to enter the studio to record their highly anticipated second album "Elegy" which is planned for release in November 2018.
Paul Thureau states:
“We are very honoured to join forces with Italian label Dusktone - and are really excited to finally announce you that our new album ‘Elegy’ is on his way out this year! We’re entering the studio today for final recordings, for what is today the most massive, violent and emotional music we’ve ever produced. More infos soon, be ready!”
More details and exciting news will be revealed from time to time.... in the meanwhile you could stay tuned to the band' social pages as well as Dusktone ones
IG : https://www.instagram.com/dusktone/
Fb : https://www.facebook.com/dusktone/
W : https://www.gorgon.fr
Ig : http://www.instagram.com/gorgon_official
Fb : http://www.facebook.com/gorgonofficial
French death metal upstarts Atavisma premiere the new track "Ashen Ascetic" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, The Chthonic Rituals, set for international release on July 23rd via Memento Mori. Hear Atavisma's "Ashen Ascetic" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Hailing from the new breed of exquisite French death metal darkness, Atavisma formed in late 2013 and promptly set to work perfecting their assiduously doomed-out craft. Founders G. (guitar) and L. (vocals) wanted to create a band devoted to old-school death metal, and with the addition of C. (drums) and W. (bass) shortly thereafter, the quartet's compositions progressively shifted towards a death-doom approach with a penchant for lyrics that mainly deal with the relationship between man and nature, ancient cultures and spirituality. Wisely prizing quality over quantity, Atavisma's sparse discography comprises a debut single in 2014 and a four-song demo that same year, a split 7" with Maur in 2015, and a two-song 7" last year on the esteemed Blood Harvest. During all this, the band took their craft to the stage alongside such bands as Archgoat, Merrimack, Inferno, Ritualization, Ataraxie, Mercyless, and Mourning Dawn, and as recently as February/March 2017, they embarked on their first French tour and supported Blood Incantation and Cruciamentum during their European tour.
With their chops finely honed in the studio and on the live front, at last comes the time for Atavisma's momentous debut album: The Chthonic Rituals. The album's title not-so-subtly serves as a clarion call for the quartet's aesthetic to date, and where that aesthetic can fully go when given a long-form format. Ridiculously filthy and yet exuding a startling sense of clarity, Atavisma here conjure a forever-roiling, fatally-swirling whirlpool of murk and total 'n' utter DARKNESS. Riffs are doled out like sick 'n' slithering creatures that soon overtake their master, devouring both body and soul with salacious delight. Thus armed, compositions take on obscene forms, utilizing both über-heavy hooks and labyrinthine detours, hackle-raising tension and hypnotic quasi-melodicism, winding the listener down caverns most foul, warping any sense of sanity. And although the band's attack has gotten progressively doomier, there's never a moment of inertia; all is forward momentum, and it all leads toward an abyss with literally no end. The 11-minute closer says everything in its title: "A Subterranean Life."
As with all Memento Mori releases, totality is reached in both cover art (courtesy of E. Muskie), mixing by Johan Bijaoui at Mannaz Records, and mastering, by the elite Javier Felez at Moontower Studios. Maniacs of Incantation, Cianide, Grave, Disma, Winter, Funebre, Encoffination, and classic Convulse, hereby meet your new masters: Atavisma! Let The Chthonic Rituals begin...
"Ashen Ascetic," the next ritual, can be found exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Another ritual, the previously revealed "Invocation of Archaic Deities," can be found HERE courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. And the first ritual can be found HERE at Memento Mori's official YouTube channel, with the previously revealed "Sacrifice Unto Babalon."
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