Enigmatic Spanish metal extremists Altarage are now premiering their forthcoming infernal album, 'Endinghent', which has been scheduled for release on October 13th.
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ALTARAGE comment: "Thus the trumpets of failure are finally blowing. The sound of doom is crushingly deafening as we are dragged into the worthlessness. Give up. No hope. ENDINGHENT!"
ALTARAGE deliver exactly what the underground buzz around them promised. Their second full-length, 'Endinghent' is bristling with black and dissonant death metal fury that immediately evokes a plethora of sinister images in the brain. Their relentless soul-crushing sound is sending the scared mind on overdrive.
Little is known about this secretive death metal collective, except their origin from Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque country of Spain. In 2015, ALTARAGE unleashed a demo simply entitled after its year of release, 'MMXV' generated massive interest in the extreme metal scene around the globe. This was followed by the debut album 'NIHL' (2016), which received high praise from critics and fans alike.
ALTARAGE return to mercilessly drag you into an abyss of nightmares and twisted meanings. 'Endinghent', in their own words, calls the doom inhabitants to reach a whole nothing. Welcome to this new dimension of sonic darkness.
L-R: Liam Maguire (Guitars/Backing Vocals), Steve "The Animal" Mitchell (Drums/Backing Vocals), Jay "Beard" Sarrazin (Guitars/Lead Vocals), Kyle "Tiny Basstank" Clark (Bass/Backing Vocals)
Toronto-based metal messiahs Decatur will be unleashing their debut album “Badder Than Brooklyn” produced by Joe Duplantier of Gojira on October 6th, 2017. In preview to its release, the band have teamed up with MetalUnderground.com for the premiere of its full stream. The debut is all-killer, no filler! It doesn’t hide behind its production; it compliments it. These are truly songs of power and empowerment, a clarion call for strength in life’s battles…healing through headbanging. From the power shredding of “Into The Night” and the storytelling of the album's title track “Badder Than Brooklyn” to the brutal beat down of songs like “Bottled Inside” and “Internal War”, Decatur feel modern metal has lost its way and they’re here to provide the roadmap forward to the future!
Vocalist/guitarist Jay Sarrazin comments:
"Working on this record was a dream come true for us. We were honoured to be able to work with Joe Duplantier. His vision and knowledge of music is so vast that he opened up so many gates for us. There are so many musicians in the world, but very few true artists and Joe is definitely one of the artists. Getting the chance to work side by side with him was an amazing experience for us. This album turned out better than we hoped. We put a lot of time and effort into the final product. We really scrutinized every piece of it. Our goal was to bring metal back to its hay day. To write a great album and not just a great single. We definitely created something original with this album. Something that's not happening in metal at the moment. It's for real fans of real metal. We couldn't be more excited to take this across Canada to kick off the tour. You should expect us to come for the kill live. We are very excited to unleash this album on the world and to start touring it."
Listen to "Badder Than Brooklyn" at the following link: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=137319
Album pre-order available here.
In support of the debut album, Decatur will also be embarking on a cross Canada tour kicking off in Toronto on October 6th and going West as far as Victoria, BC to then wrap up in Eastern Canada in Montreal on November 25th (dates listed below).
Oct 6 - Toronto, ON - DC Music
Oct 7 - Hamilton, ON - Che Burrito
Oct 11 - Calgary, AB - Dicken's Pub (moved from Distortion)
Oct 12 - Red Deer, AB - The Vat Pub
Oct 13 - Edmonton, AB - Rendez Vous
Oct 14 - Kelowna, BC - Muninn's Post
Oct 16 - Nanaimo, BC - The Cambie
Oct 19 - Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub
Oct 20 - Vancouver, BC - Pub 340
Oct 26 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Hotel
Oct 27 - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Algonquin Pub
Oct 28 - Windsor, ON - The Rockstar
Nov 3 - Guelph, ON - Dstrct
Nov 4 - Cornwall, ON - Lola's
Nov 10 - Niagara Falls, ON - The Geekery
Nov 11 - Sudbury, ON - The Asylum
Nov 25 - Montreal, QC - Piranha Bar
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
Official Facebook Page
Italian heavy metallers band Hyperion have launched the first single from the upcoming debut album, Dangerous Days, as well as have revealed the cover artwork and tracklist for it .
Dangerous Days will contain eight songs in 45 minutes. Production and mastering were assembled as to recreate the pure, classic, steel-solid heavy metal sound of the '80s in the vein of bands like Judas Priest, Annihilator, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Megadeth.
Cover artwork for Dangerous Days was painted by Australian artist Alex Reies, who originally entitled it "The Lord and the Colonel."
Hyperion's Dangerous Days will see the light on November 22nd on CD format through Fighter Records. You can listen to the first advance single, the album's title track, at Fighter's official YouTube channel HERE.
Anima is a metal band formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Bueno Triveño, combining different sound elements own and foreign of the metal world. Recently finish the recording and edition of the debut album with the title homonymous to this one, Will soon be released and seeks to venture in the world of the music with an elaborate proposal. As the band was consisting of only two people, both members sought ways to get "helpers" by unknown methods, thus creating strange figures that helped the creation of this material, These "Homunculos" in command of the brothers offer their help although from time to time they require "repairs" or already a complete renovation.
At the gates of the release of their first studio album and the premiere of the music video of the song "Here Come", Anima offers a variety of sounds that are worth listening to.
Check "Here Come" at YouTube right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa4QW7huMyA
Warner Music will release Iron Maiden’s ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.
Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.
Steve comments:- "We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, "'The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.
"On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”
The full track list and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
The album will replicate ‘The Book Of Souls’ original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.
More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com shortly.
ColdSpell have released a music video for the song 'Forevermore', the track is taken from the new album, 'A New World Arise', which is out today September 22th, 2017. For the fourth time the band from the land of ice and snow up in the north of Sweden is going to bring the world 12 songs that will melt a rocking heart. The band has captured emotions of a world going crazy and finding peace in the wilderness. The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/AdVmt4RNqiY
The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn) and will be released in September 2017.
ColdSpell recently released the first single/video “Call of the Wild” https://youtu.be/vFwlwF1O2GU, back in July 2017.
With three albums released so far the wait is over. ColdSpell are ready to strike again with the brand new album titled “A New World Arise”. This is stunning recording that features 12 new songs of epic proportions and it’s going to put ColdSpell firmly on the map. This is Scandinavian melodic rock of the highest order and will be a strong contender for the hard rock album of 2017.
Yesterday saw the release of the brand new video from Japanese rock/metal sensations Lovebites. It’s a single entitled Shadowmaker and is taken from the group upcoming debut album Awakening From Abyss. This anthem has the lot, 6 awesome minutes of the girls rocking out, soaring vocals, amazing solos and a fist tight backing from the drum and bass section. On Shadowmaker, the band are firing on every cylinder they’ve got and if you needed any more proof that Lovebites have arrived, then this is it!
The music for Shadowmaker was written by Mi-ya and together with the band, they took care of the arrangement. The lyrics, which were written and sung in English by lead vocalist extraordinaire, Asami, have been added to the Youtube page for the song. Just click the link at the top of the video.
Also revealed today, is the full track listing for Awakening From Abyss featuring 12 tremendous tracks that are going to simply rock your socks off. Read more more about the album, artwork and production …here
Awakening From Abyss (US Edition) is already available for pre-order at Shop Sliptrick and iTunes.
Awakening From Abyss track listing:
01. The Awakening
02. The Hammer Of Wrath
03. Warning Shot
05. Scream For Me
07. Burden Of Time
08. The Apocalypse
10. Don’t Bite The Dust
11. Edge Of The World
Awakening From Abyss | US Edition | Released October 25th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Asami – Lead Vocals | Midori – Guitar | Miho – Bass | Haruna – Drums | Mi-ya – Guitar, Keyboards
Band links: Official Website (eng) | Facebook | Twitter
Shadow Kingdom Records has set November 24th as the international release date for Lucifer's Hammer's brand new mini-album, Victory is Mine, on CD and cassette tape formats. The 12" vinyl version shall be released later, on December 29th.
Aptly titled, Victory is Mine follows soon after the widespread critical acclaim afforded last year's Beyond the Omens debut full-length, further proving that this Chilean heavy metal force simply cannot be stopped! But here, on Victory is Mine, Lucifer's Hammer show more sides to their enviable arsenal and go down a darker path. Where Beyond the Omens burst forth with a brightness that could've come from radio metal circa 1984, Victory is Mine explodes with an immediacy that's moodier and more epic.
Still well within the realm of classic, post-NWOBHM heavy metal, here Lucifer's Hammer deliver four winding epics that alternately pulse with steely passion and drift like lingering fog. Whereas Beyond the Omens could very well be their "party" record, Victory is Mine is more like the party's aftermath - and Lucifer's Hammer is guiding the revellers to the grave. But despite a subtly pronounced profusion of doom, Victory is Mine nevertheless retains the addicting energy for which the band became so beloved on their demo and debut album. For heavy metal is an eternal fight, and Victory is Mine!
Begin that eternal fight with the new track "The Valley of the Shadow of Death / Justice Denied" HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where all three formats of the EP can be pre-ordered.
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