Icelandic Death Metallers Beneath to release Ephemeris Via Unique Leader this summer; new track streaming
Ephemeris is the third full length release from Icelandic death metal titans, Beneath. The album was
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.), at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016. After the departure of founding member and drummer Ragnar Sverrison, Beneath teamed up with Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) to handle the drums for the album. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.
Commented vocalist Benedikt Natanael Bjarnason, "We are immensely proud to announce the release of our third full-length album Ephemeris. We teamed up with Mike Heller to provide session drums for the nine-track album which adds a whole new dimension to the soundscape of Beneath. Make sure to not miss the release date on August 18th!"
Guitarist Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson adds, "Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We've always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of."
Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Check out opening track "Constellational Transformation" at the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE.
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.
Icelandic old school death metal band Narthraal unleashed their debut album named "Screaming From The Grave". The album is released May 26th via Finnish label Inverse Records.
Listen to the whole album on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rm5NGi
The band also released a music video "Death Of The Undying" and it is available here: http://bit.ly/2q1OzNJ Earlier this week they released a lyric video from the track "Feed The Pig" Check it out from here: http://bit.ly/2r2dC2M
Narthraal started their album release tour yesterday with their fellow countrymen Alchemia in Poland and are still heading to Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Icelandic old school death metal band Narthraal is about to release their debut album named "Screaming From The Grave". The album is released May 26th via Finnish label Inverse Records.
The first single "Death Of The Undying" can be heard on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2Ttf0OrOkCXnGnXEd4tw4U
The band also released a music video from the single and it is available here: https://youtu.be/H2HsWzP1_MM
Vocalist/bassist Viktor comments the album and single:
"Screaming From The Grave focuses more or less on human greed and how it is consuming the world and destroying it, the evil of organized religion and of course, gore, death and zombies!. Death of the undying revolves around religion and how more and more people are slowly becoming enlightened"
He also gave details about the upcoming tour "The upcoming tour 'Lullabies From The Grave' is our very first tour overseas and we can't wait to stand on stage in front of a whole new audience!"
Vocals/Bass: Viktor Penalver
Rhythm Guitar: Antonio Aguilar
Lead Guitar: Birkir Karason
Drums: Jónas Haux
Blood Citadel (EP) 2014
Chainsaw Killing Spree (EP) 2016
Screaming From The Grave (Album) 2017
Icelandic black metal band Dynfari have teamed up with No Clean Singing to reveal "Sorgarefni segi eg þér", a new track from their forthcoming album The Four Doors of the Mind.
The track can be streamed here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/03/13/an-ncs-premiere-dynfari-sorgarefni-segi-eg-ther/
The Four Days of the Mind will be released on April 14th via Code666 and can be pre-ordered here: http://www.auralwebstore.com/shop/index.php?controller=search&orderby=position&orderway=desc&search_query=the+four+doors+of+the+mind&submit_search=
Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss' theory on the mind's abilities to cope with pain, by weaving it together with over 100 year old lamentations on human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson. The combination of the two writers' thoughts is embodied in the union of the drive of black metal with more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki. Artwork by Metaztasis (Watain, Behemoth)
Sólstafir are now revealing details of their forthcoming sixth album. The new masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelandic rockers is entitled 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events" and will be out in stores on May 26th.
The band has furthermore released the cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of 'Berdreyminn', which can both be viewed below.
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