Crossbones, the metal squad from Tirana, Albania, has been nominated in the "Breakthrough European Band" category at the GMA Awards 2017.
Voting is open until December 28, 2017. You can vote here: http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/gma-awards.html
Winners are announced on December 29, 2017
This is the first time ever that Albania is represented in the international rock / metal scene music awards.
Imminence Records' Australian gothic/industrial hard rock outfit The Creptter Children has released their first music since "Watching You" on Halloween 2016. The band has just premiered the title track from their forthcoming Asleep With Your Devil EP that will be released January 12th on Imminence Records. The forthcoming five track EP will also feature a new version of "Watching You."
"Asleep With Your Devil to me is just the beginning of oeuvre and artistic expression that will follow. This new EP offers fans a tantalising sample of the direction The Creptter Children’s musical journey will take them too in the future. After spending many long nights working very hard in the studio on this EP, I was quite pleased to hear the end result. As an artist I can be my own worse critic and will always pick out my flaws. However, I can say I was rather content with the final product and look forward to the next endeavour. My mind never sleeps and I ‘am putting together new song ideas as we speak.” - Iballa Chantelle (Vocalist)
Check it here:- www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l62_1BEP8s&feature=youtu.be
The Creptter Children are a gothic/industrial hard rock band currently based in Melbourne, Australia. They originated from Perth in 2006 by founding members Iballa Chantelle (vocals/guitars) and N8oR (guitars/synth). They released their debut album, entitled Possessed, back in 2010 before touring in the US during 2011. Shortly thereafter they took a hiatus before reappearing in 2016 and quickly catching the attention of American label Imminence Records. They announced their signing with the release of their “Watching You” music video on Halloween of that year.
Renowned for their catchy hooks and dark fashion sense, which stem from the dark and twisted mind of Iballa Chantelle, the band brings to their fans (also known as “Freaks”) her message of creativity, open mindedness, and positive reflection towards spirituality and the supernatural. With influences from Behemoth, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie while being endorsed by Ibanez Guitars and Vampress Fashion, The Creptter Children are ready to take 2018 by storm with a new EP and a label backing them.
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Swedish rock / metal band, Chronus, have released a music video for ‘Baron’, the song is taken from their self-titled debut album, due out on October 27th, 2017 in Europe on Ellefson Music Productions, aka EMP label group, the label of legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/nd7zO6r4ZoY
After a well-received performance at this year’s Sabaton Open Air, the band are currently preparing for a Scandinavian tour supporting Soilwork and The Unguided.
Hailing from Helsingborg, Sweden, Chronus is an exalted quartet formed in 2015 and led by the Baron. Young, fresh and visionary, they carry the metal torch with astonishing maturity. Delivering a majestic performance filled with striking melodies and hard-hitting riffs, Chronus have been compared to the likes of Mastodon and Gojira. Vocalist / guitarist the Baron, dressed in white, embodies a voice reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne, complementing the work of his three black-clad associates.
Sebastian “The Baron” Axelsson – rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Svante Furevi – lead guitar, backing vocals
Oliver Delander – bass, backing vocals
Jonatan Östling – drums
Peruvian Heavy Metal Warriors, Mandragora announce pre-orders for upcoming album & unleash album cover and track list for their upcoming album "Waves OF Steel" to be released on CD & Cassette on INFERNO Records - Set for October 30th 2017.
Mandragora is a Traditional Heavy Metal band hailing from Nuevo Chimbote City in north Peru, South America.
The band was formed back in 2007 by bassist Jorge Mandragora with the arrivals of Pablo Campana (guitar), Fatima Natthammer (Female vocalist) and Beto Alpiscueta (drums). Quickly the band started to develop their own style & compose their own original songs with influences from classic Heavy-Metal & NWOBHM sounds and also started playing live in their home town in local Pubs and Bars like “El Bucanero”, “Dinosaurios”, but also found other stages to burn in the country. In 2010 - after guitarist Herman Gers joined the band - MANDRAGORA recorded its first demo called "Steel Metal" with the help (as producers) of COBRA's guitarist Nito. That demo was then released to 500 copies on Colombian label Hellhoundz Records but also on Peruvian label Capricorn Records as a limited cassette edition to 150 copies.
More live-appearances followed then.. sharing stages with bands like DOMINUS PRAELII, APOCALYPTIC RAIDS, CAUCHEMAR, COBRA, PENTARAM (Chi), ENFORCER, SATAN.... 2013 saw the band entering the studios again to record two new songs for a 7"EP to be released on INKAS NOIZE Records in 2014 - that EP got excellent feedbacks from the underground media & public and in the next weeks (after the band shared the stage with German Metal Queen DORO), the band inked a deal with French record label INFERNO Records. Today the band delivers its best effort to date - the first full-length album "Waves Of Steel" which shows a more mature band with an even bigger potential now ! Get Ready !!
MANDRAGORA's music is best described as Old-School Hard-Rock / Heavy-Metal highly recommended for fans of ACID, ACCEPT, SAXON, IRON MAIDEN, JAGUAR. Bassist Jorge had this to say about their new album:
"Hey brothers! We are very excited to present our debut album "Waves of Steel". This debut album represents the effort of all the members. And it's been two years of hard work and patient waiting, but believe me it's been worth it. We are from a small town, maybe lost on the map but we a breathe Heavy Metal. We are between the sea and steel industries: Nuevo Chimbote city. We want to go out on the road right now to show our music. Right now we are going to tour Peru and some countries in South America. And of course, we hope to get to Europe soon and conquer their scenarios. We will drink tons of beer and Peruvian Pisco to celebrate! Cheers mi brothers and much Metal for your lives !"
About "Waves Of Steel" :
- Recorded in 2015 and Mixed in 2016 in Perú by PAUL PINTO, peruvian Producer at the Quartet Note Studios
- Mastered in 2016 in Denmark by the well known FLEMMING RASMUSSEN, at the Sweet Silence Studios
- Artwork by Juan Camilo Mäzutier > https://www.facebook.com/MazutierArt
MANDRAGORA are :
Fátima Natthammer: Vocals
Jorge Mandrágora: Bass
Herman Roll: Lead Guitars
Paulo Roquet: Rhythm Guitars
Abel Ríos: Drums
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As previously announced, multi-platinum-selling rock band Avenged Sevenfold are expanding their new album The Stage into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. Today sees the release of the album’s latest addition, their rendition of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” – click HERE to listen and watch the video here: http://A7X.lnk.to/RetrovertigoVideo .
“Retrovertigo” follows the recent release of Avenged Sevenfold’s first-ever Spanish-language release, “Malagueña Salerosa,” a song whose companion video has already amassed over 2 million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. The band recorded both tracks with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
"We're massive fans of Mr. Bungle," says vocalist M. Shadows. "'Retrovertigo' is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it'd be a fun twist to make a heavy version. We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle. Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track. More coming."
The Stage, available HERE, is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. Its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
Into The Limelight Records are very proud to announce the signing of Heylel from Portugal.
Born in the fall of 2012, Heylel are a progressive rock band from Porto, Portugal. The band combines influences ranging from classic to hard and even symphonic rock, with a very personal touch. The outcome is a dark, atmospheric and involving sound, gracefully combined with the beautiful voice of Ana Batista.
In 2014 the band released its debut album "Nebulae" and caught the attention of international progressive and rock press:
In September 2015 their second effort "Flesh" established the band in the international alternative rock scene.
Shades of Time (2017) will be the first album to feature the new five piece line up. Release by Into The Limelight Records this will be an album to look forward to. Set your watch; time is nearly here!
Release date: Friday 30 June 2017
Heylel is: Ana Batista - Vocals
Narciso Monteiro - Guitars, keyboards
Ricardo Teixeira - Drums
João Amorim - Bass
Ana Clérigo - Violin
Finnish rock metallers Zarthas has signed a worldwide deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their third album "Reflections".
The band stated:
"Scouting for labels started already before the recordings, and WormHoleDeath was one of the first labels we sent our promotion to. In time, WormHoleDeath was also recommended by European promotion agencies, and we got convinced that we are now dealing with a label that is not only independent, down to earth, and artist-friendly, but has also grown to be quite a big player in the fields of international music business. As negotiations went on, pieces started to fall in place pretty quickly. We honestly believe that this is the beginning of solid co-operation, that suites the interests of both parties.
Zarthas has received lot of feedback that we need to get our music to European markets, so clearly WormHoleDeath became our number one target as a label to co-operate with. "Reflections" was not an easy album to record. Our studio gear started to fall apart piece by piece right from the beginning. All and all recording and mixing process went on one step forward and two steps back because of that. So after bunch of misfortune, we were extremely happy to hear that WormHoleDeath liked the stuff, and wanted to release it. It feels like all the hard work and countless hours are finally paying off, and that feels really good. Whole band is very excited and happy for this opportunity."
Sólstafir are unveiling their complete forthcoming full-length, 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events". The new sixth masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelanders is out now.
'Berdreyminn' is now exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Marast Music (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Crank It Up (SE)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on behalf of SÓLSTAFIR: "Finally, the time has come to present you 'Berdreyminn' in its entirety. Hopefully, the previous pieces that we have released will now fall into their rightful places in the puzzle that this album represents. There is much to explore, surprises to discover as well as meeting old friends again, and we sincerely hope that you will like what you find. Enjoy!"
The cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of 'Berdreyminn' can be viewed above.
Sólstafir have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.
Check out the new single from the album ‘Killing Ourselves to Live’ (featuring a guest appearance from Destruction main man Schmeir!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwL9P1mku4I and the first release, ‘Let Me Out’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qNeERh1sUw
After a successful thirteen-year career, Sister Sin called it a day in 2015. Undeterred, front woman and musical force of nature Liv Sin formed a new band and began work on her debut solo album. ‘Follow Me’ is the stunning result!
Liv comments; ‘For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss Sister Sin, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!’
Co-produced by long time Accept and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold. ‘Follow Me’ captures Liv at the peak of her abilities, focused and powerful.
‘Follow Me’ will be released via Despotz Records, April 28th 2017.
On the collaboration with Stefan, Liv states: ‘I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he brings that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience from both Accept and U.D.O.’ Kaufmann adds; ’When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty, of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.’
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band Edge of Paradise has released the Official Music Video for "Alive" off of their upcoming EP. Directed by Val Rassi, "Alive" originally premiered on Metal Underground and is taken from Edge Of Paradise's upcoming release of the same name. A 5 song EP produced by Chuck Johnson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Pop Evil…), Mike Plotnikoff, and Michael Wagener, ALIVE is due out 3/10 via ILS/Universal!
Front woman, Margarita Monet, states "This song is extremely contagious, with the heavy hitting/ industrial beat, and a chorus that'll get your blood pumping!"
"ALIVE is dealing with us humans being so caught up in the digital world, obsessed with convenience and monetary gain, we have begun to sacrifice our humanity. We are becoming corporate led consumer machines! We get lost in the enticing virtual reality that we forget what real human interaction feels like. Sometimes I want to break away from bombardment of advertisements, social standards, never ending race with time and just breathe, and remember what it's like to feel alive! To connect with our fellow humans and the world!
Production wise, the band is exploring it's heavier side, with the new industrial edge, yet keeping the band's dynamic and melodic sound!
“This is our best music to date! We were so fortunate to work with amazing, powerhouse people on this CD, and are confident that the outcome is the most exciting Edge Of Paradise musical experience yet!"
Edge Of Paradise have toured over 30 states and are excited to hit the road again in the spring. This year the band plan to tour US, South America, and Europe with an already set date at the Female Metal Event in Eindhoven, Netherlands, playing alongside Delain.
"We are working with a great team of people and are excited to bring our show to you and meet all of you awesome music fans out there!"
Edge Of Paradise will be having exciting giveaways during the months of Feb and March, keep posted on their facebook page!
Catch Edge of Paradise LIVE:
04/21 @ Soundbox - Simpsonville SC
04/22 @ Drunk Horse - Fayetteville NC
05/11 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA
09/23 @ Female Metal Event - Eindhoven Netherlands
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