Witch County nefarious frights Devilment – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, have just released the official music video for the song 'JudasStein'.
Catch the sick flick here: https://youtu.be/h0y0EqKLsWI
Devilment are currently preparing for their main stage performance at Bloodstock Festival UK on Friday 11th June. Don’t miss out! More info & tickets available here: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/
'JudasStein' comes off of the band's current masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’.
More on ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’:
'Hitchcock Blonde' music video
'Under The Thunder' official lyric video
'Full Dark, No Stars' official lyric video
Trailer #1: Lauren and Dani discuss the album's concept and artwork
Alternative track-by-track #1
Alternative track-by-track #2
Halloween Horror Movie trailer
Dani on DANZIG
Order ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ here:
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl inc. signed insert: http://bit.ly/2tJrP3u
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Record Store: http://bit.ly/2uFotBh
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uJ0q2D
Digital Album: http://apple.co/2tPUnfv
Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to the band’s spectral palate. The second Devilment record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where Devilment become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Cavalera Conspiracy led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled "Psychosis". The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by long-time friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.
Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:
"The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer - an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We've got one song with Justin from Godflesh - just a great Nailbomb, Godflesh, Cavalera kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust; he mastered the album. And it's great, man. It's a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It's, for me, the best of all the Cavalera albums, my favourite one. And it's got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise'. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that."
Just recently Max and Iggor have also left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE!
Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty Cavalera Conspiracy will strike back this Fall!
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
Finland's Random Eyes (ft. members of Magic Kingdom, Gods Of Silence, ex Adagio) sign with Rock'N'Growl Records
Finnish metal band, Random Eyes, have signed with German label Rock'N'Growl Records. Random Eyes' third album 'Grieve No More', includes 10 tracks and was produced, mixed and mastered by Christian Palin (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio).
The clear strength of Random Eyes are the attacking vocals, paired with powerful sound and catchy melodies, backed by great guitar-work and grooving drums.
Random Eyes is:
Christian Palin - Vocals (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio)
Markus Grimald - Lead guitars
Hercules Buccolieri - Guitars (Ill Confine)
Daniel Pfister - Bass (Gods Of Silence, ex Kirk)
Pihilipp Eichenberger - drums (Panorama, Gods Of Silence, Legenda Aurea, ex Kirk)
Random Eyesis most definitely a live band, with strong charisma and pure energy on the stage.
Random Eyes was formed by Christian Palin (Panorama, Magic Kingdom, ex Adagio) in 2001, when Christian began writing material and laying down the foundation for the band.
Random Eyes released their debut album 'Eyes Ablaze' in 2003, and featuring some gothic metal influences. Random Eyes second album 'Invisible' was released in 2008. The third album ' Light Up' was released in 2011 and was produced by Tero Kinnunen (Nightwish). Random Eyes direction has changed over the past years, and is going now in a more trendy, riff-oriented sound.
Now Random Eyes is back with 'Grieve No More', and are on a mission to bring hope and light to a world caught in disarray and chaos.
Furious Argentine Groove / Thrash unit Granada will be releasing their latest full length "Sincronizado" via Symbol of Domination Prod.
Metal Underground exclusively streamed the music video of the title track of the album, which can be found at this location
Granada was formed in the year 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded by Guillermo Estévez (vocals and guitar), the band´s debut show was in 2010 with Black Dahlia Murder (USA), and continued with a series of shows in every possible venue in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina. With 03 full lengths and one EP, the band has crossed the border by touring the neighbouring countries and achieving huge admiration from the audiences of all over the world.
Granada achieve their own sound with their 4th album "Sincronizado", recorded at "El Pie Recording Studio" and Chulengo, produced by Guillermo Estévez. The album will be released by Symbol of Domination Prod., and will be distributed by Icarus Records (Argentina) and Blacktape Unorthodox Records (Argentina)
Testimony from the band about the video:
"Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. In the official video, we shot a real Taxidermist working for us, trying to communicate that the process of recording and album or song, or even playing it live is similar to Taxidermy."
It was a battle of the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas for the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA to send one American band to play at this year's Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany as part of the festival's international Metal Battle competition. The final four came down to Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia), Goblet (Boston), Power Theory (Philadelphia) and Upheaval (Boston) for one to play the stage at Wacken. Bringing their blasts of metal ranging from power, black, death, thrash and a mixture of more, the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA champion was crowned to Corpse Hoarder who brought an exciting, energetic set of their blend of groove death grind metal that the judges could not deny being presented to the Wacken stage.
The Wacken Metal Battle USA final was held in Philadelphia on May 20th at the Whiskey Tango.
Wacken Metal Battle USA Finalists
Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia) - https://corpsehoarder.bandcamp.com/ - WINNER
Goblet (Boston) - http://goblet2.bandcamp.com/
POWER THEORY (Philadelphia) - http://www.sentinelmusic75.wix.com/powertheoryand
Upheaval (Boston) - http://upheavalboston.bandcamp.com/
Wacken Metal Battle USA will be returning for 2018 with an announcement of participating cities and submissions.
Please follow them at http://www.metalbattlusa.com and https://www.facebook.com/metalbattleusa/.
On August 25th, 2017, French metal force Dagoba will release its seventh studio album, “Black Nova”, as a cooperation of Jive/Epic for France and Century Media for the rest of the world.
Formed in 1997 and inspired by 90's American metal greats such as Pantera, Machine Head and Fear Factory, Dagoba quickly expanded their furious sound with dark, symphonic and industrial elements culminating on what is to become their strongest album to date, “Black Nova”.
Shawter – singer, guitarist, composer and leader of Dagoba – helmed the recordings of “Black Nova”, which took place at Eagle Black, his own studio in Marseille, whereas Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Heaven Shall Burn) took care of mix and mastering. “Black Nova” sounds massive with rich dynamics, towering riffs, vigorous shouts and infectious melodic choruses all over the place. The equally powerful artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh).
The first single "Inner Sun" premieres on Rock Hard France's sampler CD out this week – "Inner Sun" will be available everywhere on May 19th.
2. Inner Sun
3. The Legacy Of Ares
4. Stone Ocean
5. The Infinite Chase
6. The Grand Emptiness
7. Lost Gravity
8. Fire Dies
9. Phoenix et Corvus
Known as an impressive live act, Dagoba are about to set sails for Japan in May with full European touring under way right around time of release of “Black Nova”. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks!
Nuclear Oath is a five-member groovy, heavy, sludgy, intense, and interactive metal wrecking crew from Medicine Hat, Alberta. Influenced by such bands as Pantera, Slipknot, Sylosis, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold, they will be releasing their new album ‘Toxic Playground’ on June 9, 2017 to follow their debut EP 'Ashes of the Unborn'. The forthcoming album will take the listeners on a journey inspired by the band's personal experience and struggles combined with intense energy. They hope each individual who listens takes something different from the band.
"We feel it is an aggressive album from start-to-finish, which generates different emotions as the album progresses.” says the band.
Teaming up with TheGauntlet.com, Nuclear Oath premiere the second cut and the album's title track 'Toxic Playground'.
Bassist Nathanael Bohnet comments:
“This is the title track off the album and also the last song we wrote for the album. We wanted to aim to make the track as hard hitting as possible with it still maintaining a strong structure. Overall, we feel this song properly captures the feel of the entire album, musically and lyrically.”
Check out 'Toxic Playground' at the following link: http://thegauntlet.com/article/32806/THE-GAUNTLET-PREMIEREs-NUCLEAR-OATH-2nd-Single-TOXIC-PLAYGROUND-
Album pre-order available at https://nuclearoath.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-playground
Having been through so many phases and transformations throughout the years, it seems that often, heavy metal music can seem over-complicated - too complex, showy or pretentious. Alternatively, it can be too simple, regurgitated or repetitive. It's easy to forget that putting out an accessible, quality heavy metal recording shouldn't be difficult. Something inspired but direct, razor sharp but heavy. Truly exceptional music shouldn't have to be too conceptually and musically convoluted or dumbed-down to push you face-first into that tingling, meditative journey that it should provide.
With replicated, simulated and easily-absorbed tracks dominating the airwaves and often showy, overly conceptualized prog-dilutions ruling the underground, it seems the ability to achieve any sort of balance of the two in metal is primarily lost. Enter Kansas City metal hybrid Hyborian, who illustrate a perfect equilibrium of rich concept and straightforward songwriting with their debut album, Hyborian: Volume I. The album drops on March 17, 2017 via Kansas City-based label The Company, and is available for pre-order now via www.thecompanykc.com. iTunes pre-orders will go live on March 3, with their first single, "Maelstrom", as an instant grat track.
Check out "Maelstrom", streaming now exclusively via Decibel Magazine: http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/2/15/track-premiere-hyborian-maelstrom
As many parts stoner rock as it is retro-inspired and deliciously groovy, Hyborian's Hyborian: Volume I takes the listener on a ride that emits wall-shaking-levels of heaviness and lyrical fantasy, remaining engaging for any metal listener. Immense riffage, barrelling verses and piercing leads combine to create a sound that invites the listener to sit back and become fully-absorbed, when it isn't summoning involuntary elbow-throwing. Lyrically, the album's storytelling style is inspired by Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, but based on an interstellar, extra-dimensional cloaked being called The Traveller. Hyborian: Volume I tells his legends from the time before written language.
Lead vocalist Martin Bush discusses the roots of Hyborian's lyrical inspiration, "I grew up reading pretty much anything I could get my hands on, which included me raiding my dad's book collection. He had a ton of classic sci-fi and fantasy, from Asimov and Heinlan to Howard and Cooper. Because of that, this writing style comes very naturally to me."
He further explains, "Basically The Traveller is a being that exists outside of humanity's understanding of space and time. He is the source of all life in the universe, but is not omnipresent. He wanders the cosmos, visiting and recording times of great strife or hardship, great suffering or great triumph. We are his chosen mouthpiece on Earth, so we relate those stories, whether from far in the past or far in the future. For instance, "Maelstrom" is the story of a mountaintop battle between a being who has just achieved a higher consciousness in the midst of a scuffle with a sentient storm. In order to defeat the creature in the storm, he expends his newfound powers and gives up his life.
We are also pretty into cryptography, so there are several hidden messages on the album from The Traveller if the listener is clever enough to find them."
When a band says they built their sound from the ground up, they normally don't mean it literally. Once again, Hyborian prove individuality in this department, as Hyborian: Volume I was recorded at the band's own studio that they built themselves and eventually began also using as a rehearsal space. The album was then mixed by Justin Mantooth at Westend Studios (Radkey, Family, Godmaker) and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East (The Red Chord, Torche, Trap Them).
Bush says that recording on the band's own terms, in their own space, really helped them achieve their best product: "We decided to build our own space to record simply because it cost us about what it would have cost to track at a decent studio, but now we have a home base to make record after record after record. The art of crafting an album as opposed to a group of songs is somewhat lost, or at least relegated to the realms of people with incredibly deep pockets, so being able to really play around and do all the extra stuff that makes an album an album was really important to us."
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