Perth groove metal act Bayview Suspect recently announced their new EP "Survival Or Ruin" earlier this month with the first single "Until Dusk" receiving rave reviews and positive feedback from fans and press alike including Hysteria Magazine stating "This EP has everything you could want from truly imaginative melodic groove metal–vicious vocals, machine gun drum lines, killer guitar and bass runs that tickle the ears like ants on speed".
The band capitalise on the success of the first single by releasing a second track titled "Laced With Deception", together with a cool new lyric video depicting the post-apocalyptic artwork found on the EP release. Watch and listen to the track below.
WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'LACED WITH DECEPTION' HERE
"Survival Or Ruin" will be released on September 14th through Rockpit Records. Pre-order is now available and comes in various options including digital download, physical CD and an exclusive bundle pack comprised of CD, digital download, t-shirt, 2 stickers and a limited edition banner style poster featuring the EP artwork available at a special pre-order price for a limited time. Order now at www.bayviewsuspect.com/store.
Perth groove metal act Bayview Suspect are ready to shake things up and get some heads banging again with the release of their new EP "Survival Or Ruin" due out September 14th through Rockpit Records. Produced by drummer Luke Specter and guitarist Brody Lawrence, the EP was recorded in Perth at Bayview Studios and Superfreak Studios with engineering and mixing duties handled by Daniel Thabet and Johnny Sohl. All tracks were mixed and mastered at Liquid Studios in Merrick, New York.
"Survival Or Ruin" is a brilliant and natural follow up to their debut EP "To Whom It May Concern" which was released in 2016. Where the band started with a heavy groove that takes influences from bands such as Lamb Of God and Whitechapel, this new release sees the band incorporate more melody and a hint of a more European metal sound that shows progression and a willingness to keep things fresh.
"From hook to breakdown, we’re proud of how Survival or Ruin showcases our evolution and song writing progression", says the band. "This EP is a testament to our need to experiment sonically and allows us to write tunes that’ll stay with you."
The band also recently announced a new member into the fold, Kristian Climo who takes over on guitar duties. The band comments: "Already being friends with Kristian and knowing how well he plays, we knew he would be a solid fit into Bayview."
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On July 6th, Lebanese Metallers Phenomy performed at Metalhead Meeting 2018, in Bucharest, Romania! The band has issued the recap from the festival, read below:
"It was the first time we play on a big stage like this and it really took us to a next level. On the first moments it was really intimidating but after the second song when we really realised that the crowd were really enjoying our shit it became like a flow of energy passing from the crowd to us and vise versa. After the performance the reception of the fans was awesome.They really showed us that they knew what it took us to be here it was really a pay off for all the hard work.Then of course meeting people from other bands especially Alexi Laiho from Children Of Bodom, the look on his face when we told him that we were from Lebanon was priceless. Also, sharing our experiences on the road was fun and educative. We are really excited for what's to come!"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/photos/?tab=album&album_id=715122398823819
Next Phenomy shows:
August 2nd-4th - Wacken Open Air 2018 - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328105420965621/
September 7th-8th - Beirut Metal Fest 2018 - Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1990982270926489/
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash/Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported GRAVE in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Watch “Sacrifice (Live at i8 Production Studios)” video, taken from their latest album “Threaten World Order”: https://youtu.be/l-p9d6q7uuM
Poland's Ape To God have signed to Deformeathing Production. The band and label plan to release their debut album, “The Head Meets the Tail", in October 2018. A new song, “Pseudocyesis”, is available to stream ahead of the album's release.
Stream “Pseudocyesis”: https://youtu.be/ZvsVT4Kx-y4
Ape To God were established in 2011 in Lublin, Poland and combine elements of thrash, grind, death and groove metal. Their lyrics follow dystopian and anti-religious themes with social and political commentary. The music and the overall concept are inspired by bands such as Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death, Slayer and Celtic Frost. The debut album follows the 2013 release of their self-titled EP.
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A very ambitious band passionate about writing and playing extreme music, Ottawa ON's Ominous Eclipse draws their inspiration from a wide variety of genres to create a unique hybrid sound with death metal being the main aspect combined with elements of thrash, groove, black, melodic, etc. Active since 2014, Ominous Eclipse has been making waves on the local scene opening for names such as Revocation, The Agonist, Kalmah, Archspire, Incantation, Vesperia, Beyond Creation, Rivers of Nihil to name a few. In the same year of their conception, they unleashed a four song EP “Beyond The Apocalypse” with a full length “End Of Days” following not long after in 2015. Now in 2018, they return with their sophomore album “Sinister” due out September 14th.
The band comments:
"There's no concept or theme on this album so all the songs have different meaning. The title track itself divulges into the inevitable end to humanity and potentially the world with it. It discusses the issues around the globe and also addresses the ignorance and selfishness of those indirectly affected by the chaos. It has a strong "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" theme in regards to how people can turn their backs on those in need in order to save their own skin, which ironically will lead to our end as it causes people to turn on each other. Musically for this album, you will notice we have evolved from the first release and have moved away from thrashy overtones to become more diverse including more heavily stated melodic and technical with a solid groove and death foundation."
Ominous Eclipse's first three singles, the album's title track "Sinister", "Spiral Into Insanity" and "The Horde" were assaulted upon metal fans earlier this year and can be heard at the following links:
Music Video - Sinister - https://youtu.be/ZkCr2u_wHfs
Lyric Video - Spiral Into Insanity - https://youtu.be/Q_FK6mkgEI0
The Horde - https://youtu.be/QsDBFTMD4lI
Album Pre-order available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play plus stream of singles on Spotify.
“We are the band and we act as a team. We collaborate and negotiate to find a new sound. That particular album has fulfilled every band’s member demands. We encounter this for the first time”, - frontman Igor states.
Preserving the original playing style with groovy drums and broken beats, melodic guitars are introduced into the tracks, filling the atmosphere with the cryptic sense.
Lyrics should not be overlooked as well. The whole album is telling a story of one’s overwrought angst, inner struggle against uncertainty in front of the hopelessness, about the consciousness mending superior powers, putrefaction and lordship.
“Method To Madness” will love not only the fans of metal music, but the sincere aesthetes of sound.
For fans of: Meshuggah, Gojira, Lamb of god, Slipknot, Thy art is murder, Carnifex, Omega Diatribe, Decapitated, Heaven Shall Burn, Caliban, Chimaira, Parkway Drive.
Undusted is a Groove Metal band from Latvia, formed in 2005. Despite the numerous guitar player’s line-up changes, the band has performed a tremendous amount of shows, took part in a different Open Air Festivals and Celebrities in Latvia and Estonia, sharing stages with the Metal Star Bands like: Amatory, Stigmata, The Korea, Insense, etc. and therefore gained a wide popularity in the underground music sphere.
First release named "4 Of A Kind" is an experimental way to create a metal music structure and sound. It is recorded on the fretless guitars and is a composite of the several tracks created in one pot-pourri.
Second release "Outdated Beliefs" consists of 5 tracks and sounds more likely to the customary metal music, comparing with the first release.
"Method To Madness" was mixed & mastered by a different sound engineer and it’s sounding is the band’s absolutely new step in the sound production.
"Vinnie Paul Abbott wasn’t just a drummer, he was an iconic fixture in the metal and hard rock community, a pioneer, and an absolute legend. He was a self taught drummer who went on to win many awards for his impeccable skills throughout his career.
A founding member of Pantera, DamagePlan and his current band HellYeah, Vinnie was a vital force for bands and millions of fans worldwide. Whether fans were turning their volume to 11 or headbanging their hearts out at live shows, Vinnie was an inspiration.
His most recent release, Hellyeah’s 'Undeniable' contained three hit singles, thanks to support from Sirius XM’s Octane. “All of us at Octane are so broken hearted to hear of the passing of our brother Vinnie Paul. We sent love to his family, band members and fans. You will be missed. Thinking of you reunited and rockin’ with Dime… Rest in Peace, Vinnie Paul Abbott”, Octane released in a statement.
Today, the world not only lost a legend, but also a genuine human being who lived to put a smile on the faces of everyone he met. May he be reunited with his brother as we all strive to continue his legacy.
Eleven Seven Music is heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, bandmates, friends, and fans through this difficult time."
Lebanese metal act Phenomy have released their new video "Sacrifice (Live at i8 Production Studios)", taken from their latest album "Threaten World Order" (out March 2018).
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/l-p9d6q7uuM
Commented the band: "Rehearsals before Metalhead Meeting Festival and Wacken Open Air this summer, We can't wait to share our music into new horizons. This is one of many projects we are working on stay tuned."
As previously announced, Phenomy won the Metal Battle in Beirut on April 27th, earning so a slot at the Wacken Festival 2018 (August 2nd-4th).
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash/Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomytoured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported GRAVE in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Stream “Dance Of The Wounded Souls” here: https://soundcloud.com/phenomy/02-dance-of-the-wounded-souls
Phenomy, winners of the W:O:A Metal Battle in The Lebanon are set to perform at Wacken Festival 2018
On 27th of April in Beirut, Lebanese metal act Phenomy, alongside three other bands, took the challenge to battle for a slot in the worldwide final of the Metal Battle at the Wacken Festival 2018 (August 2nd-4th). Phenomy gained the first place in the battle! Congratulations, Guys!
Stated the band:
"It is an honour for us to represent our country in one of the biggest metal festivals in the world, Wacken Open Air. We are happy that the hard work is paying off and we are thankful for everything we are being able to do. Going through a hell of a journey climbing the ladder step by step and we are proud of what we have accomplished so far. To all those who believe in Phenomy, thank you so much for being a part of our family!"
Govad Music (the responsible promoter for the W:O:A Metal Battle in Middle East) wrote about Phenomy:
"Approaching the metal scene with a solid ground, a clear vision, and a steady aim; Influenced by Thrash metal and their love for melodies, they set out to define a sound of their own, away from the common labels and flavours of the genre." Read more here: http://www.govad-music.com/phenomy-is-the-winner-band-of-the-metal-battle-in-lebanon
Wacken Open Air 2018 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/328105420965621
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash / Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal / ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale / Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay in the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. The band released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Stream “Dance Of The Wounded Souls” here:
Toronto groove metal four-piece Vodnik will be unleashing their debut music video "Our Dread, Our Joy" in the coming weeks and before they set the world ablaze they are sharing with metal fans a little taste of what's to come in a new teaser that can be viewed at the following link: https://youtu.be/v8olzP58iks
Approaching the genre with a blend of heavier and lighter styles, which range from technical metal riffs, to spooky mellow passages, to hardcore breakdowns, Vodnik balance their metal between progressive grooves and dark atmospheres to establish a sound that is both bizarre and ominous yet catchy and memorable. With this formula, Vodnik aspires to grab the attention of a wider audience.
Drawing their name and lyrical themes from the mythological Czech creature, guitarist Jeremy Jackson explains:
“In Czech, Vodnik roughly translates to ‘of water’. I adopted the name for us because it is a widely celebrated mythological creature from my Czech heritage. Vodnik is gruesome, perfect for metal and what we want to do with it.”
Vocalist Reinier Vandenbosch adds:
“Lakes and rivers are its territory where it awaits to trap the souls of drowning victims. He is similar to the boogieman of the English-speaking world that also scares children. I try to write the lyrics largely from the perspective of the Vodnik creature.”
Along with embracing themes centred around the creature, Vodnik is also inspired by science fiction and horror, social and political commentary, dark philosophical ideas, and other mythological stories. Citing a wide variety of musical influences, Vodnik is a legit, no nonsense, heavy band that brings a ferocious energy to the stage.
The band's forthcoming debut single "Our Dread, Our Joy" is off their planned debut EP slated for later release in 2019.
New album by multiple award-winning groove metal band Road is out now; certified Gold in Hungary by the time of it’s release
Hungarian hard rock / groove metal band Road have released their seventh studio album, “A tökéletesség hibája” (English translation: A Flaw in Perfection) earlier this month. The album, containing 12 brand new songs, was recorded at SuperSize Recording Studio and was recorded, mixed, mastered by Zoltán Varga. The cover art was made by Gyula Havancsák, who previously worked with Wintersun, Ensiferum, Stratovarius, Edguy and many others.
➧ The new album can be ordered on the band’s official website: www.road.hu
➧ (Official album teaser video) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJdZ-Uo2_14
➧ Road on online platforms: songwhip.com/artist/road
The band also premiered their first videoclip off the album, which was shot for the final song of the record, “Sokkal jobb jónak lenni”. Multiple award winning Hungarian actor Imre Csuja (Argo, A Kind of America, Glass Tiger, The Whisky Robber) also makes a special appearance in the video, which was made by Mihaszna Film Studio.
➧ ROAD - Sokkal jobb jónak lenni (Official video) goo.gl/DWqKsJ
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