Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Dark/Gothic Metallers Animae Silentes. Furthermore the band is about to release their new single. More details to be revealed shortly.
Italian Dark/Gothic metal act Animae Silentes was formed in June 2015. In February 2017 the band released the debut album "Suffocated" as independent and immediately began promoting the album with a series of live shows, mainly in Northern Italy. Among the live experiences, the band shared the stage with names like Lacrimas Profundere at "Venice Vampire Fest" and also Votum and Swallow The Sun at "Metal Gates Festival" in Romania in November 2017. In the summer 2017 Animae Silentes sign a record contract with the label Sliptrick Records for the reprint and promotion of Suffocated and made it's first foreign experience with a mini tour in Latvia.
Comments the band:
"Hey Sinners! Animae Silentes are very proud to announce the entrance in the Alpha Omega family. We can't wait to start and collaborate with them. Stay tuned, because the Animae's future will be infernal. New merch and new single coming soon. Keep the Dark \m/"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We're extremely glad to welcome Animae Silentes to our roster family! Their amazing dark sounds go in perfect harmony with all the mystical souls out there, but also with those who want to discover new sensations in gothic metal! Check them out and stay tuned!"
Doomsters and metalheads,
Time to reveal the title, cover, track-listing, and new video of the sophomore release of Lachrymose! The new EP will be titled "The Unseen" and is going to be released on May 10, 2018.
The cover was done by Elena Hel. The album was recorded at Valve studio (Thessaloniki, GR) and mixed at Pentagram studio (Athens, GR) by George Emmanuel. Mastering by Chris Fielding (Skyhammer studio, UK).
Jimmy Tott – bass
Kostas Matis – drums
The first official video clip of the new EP for the song “Nepenthe” was shot by Sinematix and you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/LLz6yGD1Zk8
The pioneers of German Rock are now heavy part of the Napalm Records family!
Since their founding back in 1990, OOMPH! have been leaders in the scene and have created their very own version of hard Rock music. Along their journey they were never afraid of fusing any influences. This courage was rewarded by creating their own niche between Metal, Industrial, EBM and Gothic! They have shaped a new musical genre in Germany with bands such as Rammstein, who have named OOMPH! as one of their influences.
Gold and Platinum Awards, international chart entries, the #1 single "Augen Auf!" are just a few examples of their remarkable success. For OOMPH! being on top of German Rock music is the result of lots of hard work and fearless creativity. Now they have found a strong partner with Napalm Records!
OOMPH! on the signing with Napalm Records:
“Right between both of our last tours in Russia and Europe, we started to gather new ideas for our upcoming 13th studio album! With these first new songs we contacted various record labels and were able to choose from 8 very promising offers in the end!
We are extremely happy to have found in Napalm Records a strong and broad partner world-wide, who has worked extremely successfully in all different areas of Rock and Metal with their artists in recent years. Napalm Records offers exactly the right prerequisites for our next steps and we look forward to a long-term collaboration!"
Thomas Caser, CEO Napalm Records states:
“With OOMPH! we proudly present one of the most exciting and influential German Rock bands as a brand new signing on Napalm Records! We are very much looking forward to a successful future with the band!”
OOMPH! are currently working on a new studio album – scheduled for a 2019 release via Napalm Records!
OOMPH! Line up:
CRAP - Guitar, Keyboards
DERO - Vocals, Drums
FLUX - Guitar, Sampling
Silvestri - Drums (Live)
Hagen - Bass (Live)
Felix - Keyboards (Live)
Okusa - Percussion (Live)
Lord Of The Lost are a multi-talented, modern metal band whose music presents itself far beyond genre stereotypes: a solid metal base featuring industrial parts or other dark rock elements – nothing is impossible. This band takes a flying leap beyond genre parameters – better than ever! Their previous releases topped the German album charts already, while the upcoming release 'Thornstar' will in no way be inferior to past efforts. This, their sixth studio album, reveals even more sonic facets of the band, all the while remaining hard and forceful.
The deep and emotional concept behind the album follows the story of a doomed high civilization - 'Thornstar' is a record unique in both sound and concept.
Singer Chris Harms on this concept:
“From the beginning it has been a big vision we had with Thornstar – the concept demands a lot of responsibility. And the final result overtook us completely.”
Shock metal troublemakers Fear Of Domination reveal the cover artwork and track listing for their upcoming fifth album “Metanoia”, out on 4th of May through Ranka Kustannus. The band also announces third single from the full-length, titled “Face Of Pain”, which is set to release on 13th of April. The new single offers a look in to the darker and starker side of the album, as male vocalist Saku Solin explains:
“Face Of Pain sinks into the question of what pain looks like, how it shows itself and how it feels, and also how easy it is to hide behind a smile, to stand strong and pretend being able to cope with it. We all feel pain, but how we express it is a far sadder question – how we are like unfinished paintings, trying to complete ourselves.”
On “Metanoia”, Fear Of Domination has gone through a metamorphosis, and wanted to bring that to the visual side as well.
“We’ve reached a new level in our evolution, so we wanted this re-birth and metanoia to show in the album art”, Solin says.
Artwork for “Metanoia” was created by Finnish photographer and digital artist Jani Kormu, who sheds some light on the idea behind it:
“We wanted to pay a little homage to H.R. Giger with the band, but still create something characteristic for Fear Of Domination. That way, we ended up with this industrial/Giger kind of structure in these photos.”
Fear Of Domination will join Amaranthe on their Baltic tour this spring, and tour Finland earlier in May.
Fear Of Domination tour dates:
4.5. Ilokivi, Jyväskylä, Finland
5.5. Henrys Pub, Kuopio, Finland
11.5. Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
12.5. Yo-talo, Tampere, Finland
18.5. Loftas, Vilnius, Liethuania (w/ Amaranthe)
19.5. Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia (w/ Amaranthe)
20.5. Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia (w/ Amaranthe)
21.6. Nummirock, Kauhajoki, Finland
Fear of Domination official website: https://www.fod.fi/
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Finnish melancholic metal combo Lamori are proud to unleash their new official video for "Until Death (Do Us Part)", track taken from "To Die Once Again" out via Wormholedeath.
Statement from the band:
"The theme of classic horror movies is something that is in the genes of Lamori. In this video we wanted to visualize some of the horror aspects in the songs lyrics. But we did not want to do a short horror movie based on the lyrics. Our idea was instead to create this visual enhancer of the whole ghastly atmosphere found in the song."
Shot by: Carolina Juselius
Edited by: Mikael Westerlund
Produced by: LAMORI
Thanks to: City of Mariehamn & Erik Raitanen
Blending the lines between gothic metal and modern rock, Finnish five piece Lamori likes to stir things up. Their music is inspired by classic horror movies, old romanticism and musical acts such as The 69 Eyes, Depeche Mode, Stone Sour, The Doors and early HIM. Hailing from the Aland Islands, a municipality of Finland, the band has played together since 2009 and released one EP and two albums. This summer the band will hit the studio to record their third album, a follow up to 2016’s To Die Once Again.
Orlando based Gothic Folk Metal band URN has released the official music video for their single, "Silently, I'm Still Screaming," off of their 2015 released LP, Epiphany. The band's newly announced members, keyboardist Cleve Hall (SyFy’s “Monster Man”) and drummer Eric James Peterson (ex-Electric Hellfire Club) are featured in “Silently, I’m Still Screaming” from their Epiphany LP released on Dark Moon Records.
"Many fans had given feedback that this song was one of their more favourites off of the album, so we wished to honour them by doing this video. We also wished to showcase our guitarist, Christopher Migdalski's lead work on this song, as he has been a role model for those afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and how to overcome disabilities to still pursue his life dream. Our hope is that this will inspire those to continue on in their battle and achieve whatever dreams/goals that they have." - URN
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxnRzmpoxRw
Mr. Hall had become friends with the band a couple years ago when attending a Hollywood tour date of theirs back in 2015 and expressed interest in producing a video. Over time during their collaboration, it was discovered that Mr. Hall was an accomplished musician and worked with several bands in the Los Angeles are in the 1980s such as Exquisite Corpse and Mad Love. Cleve filled in on keyboards for URN’s 2016 West Coast tour and appeared and helped produce the new promotional video.
Mr. Peterson was the original drummer of the Electric Hellfire Club whom URN frontman/guitarist Dominic St. Charles was also an alumni member. The two had an opportunity to connect during the EHC’s 25th anniversary/farewell concert last year at The Orpheum Theater in Tampa and wanted to continue to work with each other afterwards. Eric Petersen also was recently the touring drummer for former American Idol alum James Durbin.
The video was filmed in Los Angeles, CA by Jackie Bones for Steal Your Ghost Productions and additional footage was filmed by Noel McD of Global Rapture Productions (Melbourne, FL) who also edited the video. URN had worked with Global Rapture previously on their 2015 video “Cast in Amber” which was the first single released of the Epiphany album. Dominic St. Charles co-directed the video with Mr. Bones. URN wishes to acknowledge and thank those who contributed to the crowd funding campaign to help make this video possible. These individuals will get an exclusive private viewing before the actual release of the video to the public.
URN has also completed the writing process on their sixth album which is tentatively entitled “;”(Semicolon) and have been in talks with Thom Hazaert (Thom Hazaert Company/Ellefson Music Productions) to produce the upcoming album with a potential 2018 release date. The band also is in the process of booking tours that will have them return to Canada and Mexico in 2018.
The Symphonic Metal band Afterlife Symphony, have released the i a brand new video for single "Artemisia", the imposing opening track of the upcoming album "Lympha" out on march 30th via Revalve records.
The album is available now on pre-order CD/DIGITAL at: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3615930256396
In December 2018, it was announced that Liv Kristine joined Midnattsol as their official second singer - right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs.
The name "Espenæs“ rightfully makes people swoon: Liv Kristine and Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones – but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff dreams were made of. This truly is full sister power!
Now the band has unveiled the first details of their upcoming album entitled “The Aftermath”. This includes the first teaser, release date, album artwork, track listing and available formats!
"The Aftermath" relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. It is a sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German / Norwegian team!
Don’t miss out on the very first album teaser HERE!
“Today is the day!! Many of you have asked where to get our new CD. Go to this link and be the first to order 'The Aftermath'. Thank you for the overwhelming support!!”
“The Aftermath” OUT ON May 25th 2018 via Napalm Records! Pre-order HERE!
March 8th sees the release of the brand new EP from Italian gothic metal / metalcore group Levania. The Day I Left Apart is their first material since their 2014 release Renascentis and shows new facets and styles to the band expanding on their already impressive sound.
Here’s what the band had to say about The Day I Left Apart:-
“We grew fonder of the more modern sub-genres, with gore and industrial being our main influences. We’ve introduced a lot more electronic elements, leaving all stereotypes related to gothic metal behind.
As far as the lyrics go, we decided to explore the theme of desperation in all its facets. What happens when someone is constantly abused by his/her persecutors? You rise up. But what if that person does so while losing grip on moral rectitude at the same time? We felt the need to put ourselves in the shoes of those people whose desperation is so great that they will do anything – even commit crime – in order to change the course of their lives.”
The Day I Left Apart | Released March 8th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Elena – Lead vocals
Still – Keyboards/Vocals
Richie – Guitars
Fade – Bass
Markus – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | On Sliptrick
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