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!
Hailing from the colourful and music-inspired streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, comes the unique blend of Metal / Rock / Industrial that is Gabriel and the Apocalypse. The band delivers a fierce yet beautiful array of female-fronted aggression that will give its predecessors a run for their money.
In regards to the new album, vocalist Lindy Gabriel says,
“The Ghost Parade is a concept record that brings you on a music roller coaster ride. From in your face songs, like ‘March of the Dolls,’ to stripped down emotional songs, like ‘Behind the Sun,’ this record still maintains a taste of the usual GATA anthems on politics and world issues, but, as a whole, it is more personal. I feel as a writer and lyricist it is more abstract and poetic. I feel more exposed and vulnerable. It's honest. It flows and twists through different waves and moods from beginning to end.”
The Ghost Parade was recently released by Pavement Entertainment, and the band has just completed its new video and single “Thrill of the Kill.” Gabriel and the Apocalypse will embark on a full tour this June and July with Wednesday 13. Check the video here:-
On Friday 24th March, the official pre-sale for the concert film "Rammstein: Paris" began ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.
Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "Rammstein: Paris", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".
Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "Rammstein: Paris" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. “Absolument“
A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.
Nighon released a second single "The Dirge" from their upcoming album "The Somme" which is released May 5th 2017 by Inverse Records.
"We have released a new video with a strong message. The song "The Dirge" raises the question: "Why do we have wars?”. They are horrible and the majority of mankind seems to despise it. The song was inspired by the annexation of Crimea, the Vietnam war and the Korean war. Björn: "The lyrics I wrote tells us about the consequences of letting our hate spin out of control, and when governments twist lies into truths to justify war!"
Video is available here: https://youtu.be/yOCVbTngMyQ and the single is also released on all essential digital stores like Spotify, Deezer, iTunes, etc.
Their first single/music video “The Greatest of Catastrophes” is a blend of the outbreak of World War I and the Ukraine crisis. The music video was filmed during the winter 2016 by Kasper Dalkarl, David Viklund and Stephanie Blomqvist. Listen to it on Spotify.
Anima is a new Peruvian metal band from the city of Abancay. Last year they released their first demo entitled “The Masters from Far” which can be streamed through multiple platforms.
Anima was formed by brothers Alvaro and Diego Adrian Bueno Triveño. They mix the musical elements of Power Metal, Symphonic Metal, Industrial Metal and Progressive Metal. The song “The Masters from Far” Is the first demo recorded by the band and soon they will release their first full-length album via Profane Records.
Both Alvaro and Diego have been musicians for many years and have played with several bands. However they have an enormous amount of more than 200 original songs composed so the release date of their debut album will soon be announced.
Hailing from Kuopio, Finnish industrial death metal group Project Silence will be supporting Soilwork + Aborted for their Baltic show in Riga (Melna Piektdiena) on February 14th.
The band is currently promoting their latest album Slave to the Machine (released in June 2016 via Sliptrick Records). It’s a lethal mix of technical death and Teutonic Industrial metal. Despite the bold change in style compared to their earlier work, containing a progressive inclusion of more melodic, keyboard-driven atmospheres within their trademark extreme metal elements, the new tracks have been positively received by both the press and fans.
Listen to Project Silence on: Spotify
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In 2014, Alessio (aka. NeroArgento) started the electro metal / industrial band, The Silverblack with Claudio Ravinale. The Silverblack have already released 2 albums on Sliptrick Records, the first in 2015 and most recently, “The Silverblack” in September 2016. Now it’s time for NeroArgento to step out once again for his third solo album “One Against All”.
Earlier this year, The album had it’s Japanese release and Sliptrick Records are proud to announce that Sliptrick Records (in conjunction with the One Against all agency) have the album worldwide on December 13th, 2016. The music style has evolved once again delivering a more mainstream-oriented electro-rock featuring extremely catchy melodies and keyboard-driven tracks. “One Against All” also contains a couple of tracks performed live with Yoko Hallelujah.
The album will be released in vinyl, CD digipak and with exclusive merchandise including “One against All t-shirts, male and female versions” plus vinyl release and special bundles including CD, vinyl and t-shirts.
As a producer & arranger, Nero has appeared on more than 30 worldwide releases.
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Without a shadow of a doubt, Eternal Halloween are one of the most exciting metal bands to emerge from the USA within the last 5 years, valiantly walking in the footsteps of the great GWAR, Eurovision winners Lordi and arguably America's answer to the UK's Evil Scarecrow.
Halloween is 24/7, 365 (366 if counting leap years) days a year for this amassed horde of pretty beasts, hailing from California they're certainly destined to become the real 'walking dead' along Sunset Boulevard.
Now this five-piece army dive into the dankest, deepest and hottest parts of hell to construct their third music video, now as their descent into hell was a dangerous one they ensured that they were completely "bulletproofed". Question is, are you? [WARNING:- this music is not for the faint of heart].
Having only been around a year or so, Eternal Halloween are ramping it up past 11 and onto 666, in fact 2017 will be the year the American Horror Metallers break ground in Europe.
Lashing together influences from the likes of Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to Pantera and Rammstein, Eternal Halloween are a force to be reckoned with.
Eternal Halloween is:
Dave Devil: Vocals/Guitars
Rudolf Dionkeldei: Keyboards/Backing Vocals
Damien Schweinsteiger: Guitars/Backing Vocals
Katryna Draven: Bass
Markus Mortem: Drums
You can get Eternal Halloween's debut album through the following outlets:-
Into The LimeLight Records
Agentur EAM - Event and Artist Management
Soulfood Music Distribution GmbH
Get the physical album at:
Listen to the album at
Spotify: Eternal Halloween
iTunes: Eternal Halloween
GooglePlay: Eternal Halloween
Napster: Eternal Halloween
Deezer: Eternal Halloween
Italy's industrial / electronic metal masters Aborym premiere first new song from their upcoming album "Shifting.negative" in the form of a music video. The band's 7th studio album is set to be released on January 25th via Agonia Records. Listen to the new track titled "Precarious" at this link:
The follow up to 2013 "Dirty" was recorded with an all new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist & guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).
"Shifting.negative" was mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton) in New York, who commented on the album:
"I've known Fabban and Aborym for over 20 years so it's nice that we finally get to work together on an Aborym record and this is the most forward thinking of all the Aborym records for sure! It's definitely a break from the past and a step forward into the future of a band that has never stood still and never wanted to sound like everything else that's out there. They continue to evolve with every record! This is a great sounding album that blends all of their metal and industrial influences and represents a new milestone in the history of such a well respected and established group. I'm excited to be a part of it".
Guido Elmi (Vasco Rossi's legendary producer & manager) is responsible for the album's post-production. Fabban commented:
"We are working with a real professional, a true legend, probably our biggest fan and a great friend. Please join us in welcoming mr. Guido Elmi. No need to say Guido is Vasco Rossi’s producer & manager over the past 30 years and he has worked as producer with dozens of artists including Stadio, Skiantos, Gaznevada, Steve Rogers Band, Clara & Black Cars and many others. Today he's also a singer and songwriter".
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