Iron Bonehead Productions sets April 28th as the international release date for Cult of Eibon's debut mini-album, Lycan Twilight Sorcery, on CD and 12" vinyl formats. Long-time supporters of the particular scene, in recent times, Iron Bonehead has heralded the classic Greek black metal sound with exceptionally potent new albums by Kawir and Disharmony, as well as celebrated EPs by ancient-minded newcomers Ithaqua and a recent split mini-album by like-minded classicists Funeral Storm and Celestial Rite. But with Lycan Twilight Sorcery, the label raises the banner yet again and unveils the timeless magick of Cult of Eibon.
Just last year, Cult of Eibon were introduced with a teasingly short and super-limited debut EP titled Fullmoon Invocation. Indeed, it was aptly named, as the Greek duo's black metal was of a mesmerizingly mystical hue and its foundation was firmly - and, more importantly, authentically - rooted in their homeland's enduringly unique idiom of ancient darkness. Here, with the longer 'n' stronger Lycan Twilight Sorcery, Cult of Eibon brew a heady, hazy potion that pulses with that same addicting, ageless black magick that made the early works of Rotting Christ and Varathron massively influential in Greece and far beyond. But, as with anything worth its while, from replication comes reckoning: immediately identifiable as "the classic Greek sound" they may be, Cult of Eibon nevertheless possess a bewitching, almost-(were)wolven identity all their own, and prove it across the mini-album's six central tracks. It's startlingly familiar, but also startlingly awe-inspiring; there's certainly sorcery at hand here. Behold the Lycan Twilight Sorcery and follow the Cult of Eibon into forgotten realms! Take the first step with the track "The Dweller of the Woods" at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud HERE.
Greek post-sludge formation Allochiria premiere the new video "Lifespotting" at slow 'n' low authority The Sludgelord. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Throes, set for international release on March 17th via Art of Propaganda. See/hear Allochiria's "Lifespotting" video exclusively HERE.
Allochiria were formed in 2008 in Athens, Greece, and released a self-titled EP in 2010. In January 2014, they released their first full-length album, Omonoia. But in December 2016, Allochiria joined forces with Art of Propaganda for the release of the band’s second album, Throes. Having shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues, and many more, as well as undertaking their first European tour in March 2015, Allochiria's live experience becomes readily apparent across the vast expanses of Throes. Although their music has often been likened to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra, and Cult of Luna, Allochiria assert their own identity in the post-sludge realm with their deep exploration of very human themes. With Throes, its theme explores man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies, his vain struggles, painful routine, and the effect this has in the world around him.
In that regard, Throes retains the same concept as Omonoia, which has man in its main area of interest. But this time, Allochiria's pursuit of that concept is angrier and more direct, making for an even more intense listen. Speaking directly to mankind, Throes expresses anger, pain, and agony in a higher degree; living beings are being killed, drowned, destroyed, and left helpless, and the rest either cause this or witness it. We mourn a little bit, and then go on with our lives - we are hopeless and weak. This is Throes, and Allochiria are guiding its maelstrom. Go deeper into that maelstrom with the video for "Lifespotting" exclusively HERE, courtesy of The Sludgelord webzine. Take the first step into that maelstrom with "Counting Fives," which can be heard exclusively HERE.
1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes
Greek melodic Power metal masters Firewind, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., are proud to announce the release of their upcoming 8th studio album, 'Immortals', which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s long-time label partner Century Media Records in Europe.
Gus G. checked in to comment about 'Immortals' and its artwork (which can be seen above!) as follows: “Today we're very happy to reveal the cover artwork for our 8th studio album. It's titled "Immortals" and it's the first concept album Firewind has ever made. Since we're from Greece, we thought it would be a cool idea to make a concept of Greek history and heritage. So, on this album we focused on the legendary battles of Thermopylae and Salamis during the 2nd Persian invasion of Greece in 480 BC. The artwork was once again created by our long-time collaborator, Gustavo Sazes and we feel it reflects the vibe we tried to capture on this album - Epic, Powerful, Glorious, Everlasting.”
'Immortals' marks the first time Firewind used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G.
Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” will also be released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there will also be a limited edition Media-book CD with expanded booklet, a bonus track and 3 stickers. Look out for more details and pre-order details soon…
A first album’s online single is set to debut on November 25th, but in the meantime you can already check out a few sample riffs in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here:
Gus G. and Toontrack have also launched a regular "Metal Month Masterclass" series of video lessons, of which the first two episodes can be seen here:
1. Arpeggios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv4jKjnb5zM
2. Phrasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3rJScx9nAk
3. Alternate Picking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhtDn9Nco8
In order to support the release of “Immortals”, Firewind are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017 and also a string of GUS G. solo shows in Asia are as follows:
Firewind – European & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms
22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
23.02.2017 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest
GUS G – Live 2016/2017
10.12.2016 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Maasvallei
20.01.2017 Anaheim, CA (USA) - The Grove (w/ Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman)
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall
Greek progressive black metal horde Aenaon will release their third studio offering next month via Code666. Titled Hypnosophy, the seven track offering was captured at Crown Audio Conspiracies and is a work of vision and devotion. Dreamlike yet nightmarish, sensual yet dark, an extreme and progressive musical effort complemented by the unique art of Łukasz Wodyński, Hypnosophy is a portal to a glorious surrealistic journey.
Hypnosophy will be released via Aural Music sub-label Code666 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats on November 25th in Europe and December 9th in North America. Pre-orders are available at THIS LOCATION.
In the meantime, sample first single "Oneirodynia" at THIS LOCATION.
"'Oneirodynia' is the opening track of our new album," elaborates the band, "an progressive inferno that offers no compromise. From the stormy parts to the more tranquil movements, 'Oneirodynia' simulates all the pleasures and sufferings that an individual can experience in the state of dreaming."
Hypnosophy Track Listing:
2. Fire Walk With Me
3. Earth Tomb
6. Thus Ocean Swells
Wormholedeath are proud to announce that Masquera Di Ferro (Gothic Rock from Greece) have signed a deal with them for the worldwide release of their sophomore album "Stalactites".
Release dates TBA soon (Europe, Japan, U.S.).
Check them out with the song "Sirens" (preview track taken from the upcoming album "Stalactites")
(click here to stream the song)
Masquera Di Ferro is a Greek Gothic Rock band from Patras, born in October 2012. Their final line-up dates back to the middle of 2013. The same year they recorded their first album at Noisebox Studio with the producer Sakis Bastas.
The album was released in February 2014. In September 2015 the band signed with Wormholedeath Records and flew to Italy (Parma) to record their second album at Realsound Studio with Coruzzi Cristian and Wahoomi Corvi. The band had performed several concerts all over Greece. Their live activity never stopped.
Tasos Psilovasilopoulos (Vocals / Lyrics)
Fanis Badas (Guitar)
Kostas Birbutsakis (Guitar)
Panos Thoidis (Drums)
Teo Karalis (Bass)
Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are streaming the third track taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16th.
The eclectic track "10^(-20) Ångström" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Horns Up (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Italia (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
New Noise Magazine (US)
Regarding "10^(-20) Ångström", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "This is a song about the smallest subatomic elements of life on Earth. After the death of a life, these subatomic particles re-arrange themselves into new, different life forms. All existance is based on cosmic star dust on this planet. "
Thy Catafalque previously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.
Alpha Omega Management are pleased to announce the signing of Athens-based Symphonic Metallers Fallen Arise!
Female fronted Fallen Arise, formed in 2009, released their second full length album "Adeline" in October 2015, via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), combining a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the Nerit Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band. Fallen Arise have shared the stage with Moonspell, Leaves' Eyes, Outloud, as well as playing several shows in Greece.
Comments the band:
"We are proud to announce the deal with Alpha Omega Management. We belong in the roster of one of the greatest European agencies and we are ready for one more step higher! That's really great for us and be sure, the best is yet to come!"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"What a pleasure to welcome Fallen Arise to our Family! We truly believe that these excellent symphonic metallers are ready for bigger and challenging stages. So stay connected for next announcements!"
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