Irish Extreme Progressive Metal Act Mirrors of Obsidian have just announced the release date for their second album, "From One Form" as May 10th 2017. To accompany this they have released a teaser video on their YouTube page which features an unheard audio snippet.
The eight-track album, recorded by the band at their own Dublin based Megatech Studios, was mixed by guitarist Eoin Ennis and Mastered by Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh. Singer Ciaran Ennis has described the sound of the album as "fast and aggressive modern metal with progressive elements".
There have been two singles released from the album so far, "Neutral Disease" and "The Core", both of which are available to download free from the band's bandcamp page. Pre-orders for the album will be made available shortly so fans should keep an eye on the bands website page for updates.
Check out the teaser video below for a sneak peek at what to expect.
Ireland’s hottest metal export, Dead Label have released their highly anticipated new video for ‘Pure Chaos”, ahead of the band's appearance at the UK’s Download Festival this coming June.
With a legacy that has already involved touring with some of the world's most exciting metal acts, across three continents - not forgetting an impressive amount of critical acclaim from a host of respectable media outlets, Dead Label have finally released their first new track since their highly acclaimed ‘Throne of Bones’ sophomore LP last June.
‘Pure Chaos’ sees Dead Label capture the essence of their live sound and enhancing it in a recorded environment. Check out the video in full here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2cOPduOaHo
The video for Pure Chaos is based around a religious cult leader, who, after forcefully expanding his congregation, gets his comeuppance. Directed and produced by Crooked Gentlemen, this marks the band's fourth music video to date. Drummer, Claire Percival commented on the video’s concept;
“We gave the Crooked Gentleman guys (Shaun Ryan and Jeff Doyle) the track and they came back to us very excited about this concept; to which they were inspired by after hearing the track. When they pitched it to us; we really loved the idea. It’s without a doubt the darkest video in terms of subject matter that we have created.”
With the last two years being of significant importance, due to their debut North American 40 date tour, (which saw them perform in 30 states), Dead Label gained significant international interest following a vast amount of European, UK and Irish dates, with the likes of Machine Head, Gojira, Fear Factory and Raging Speedhorn to name but a few. A slew of Summer shows followed with appearances at festivals such as, Bloodstock (UK), main stage billing Metal Days (Slovenia), Made of Metal and Aggressive Music Festival (Czech Republic) and Gothoom Open Air (Slovakia), eventually leading to the band’s ‘Hot New Band’ feature in Metal Hammer (December, 2016 issue) and their recently confirmed slot at this year’s UK Download Festival in June.
Dead Label have been tracking demos for the follow-up to Throne of Bones and plan to enter the studio later this year, following dates in Europe and further afield, with a prediction for 2018 release.
Catch Dead Label on Saturday, June 10th at the Dogtooth stage during this year's Download Festival. Stage times will be confirmed closer to the date.
Irish death metal cult Apostate Viaticum premiere the new track "Moloch the Sanguinary" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Before the Gates of Gomorrah, set for international release on March 13th via Invictus Productions. Hear Apostate Viaticum's "Moloch the Sanguinary" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the most exciting new bands Invictus has come across lately, Apostate Viaticum feature in their ranks a number of Irish metal veterans, largely evolving out of the band Morphosis, whose roots stretch back to the early '90s. Indeed, ancient times inform much of Before the Gates of Gomorrah: the foundation of late '80s deathrash is firm here, with the pioneering old works of Sadus, Pestilence, Master, and Sepultura setting forth the signposts by which Apostate Viaticum take flight and subsequently destroy.
And yet, it's what the band do with these influences which makes Before the Gates of Gomorrah so fresh. Bolstered by absolutely blistering production, Apostate Viaticum conjure slowly evolving whirlpools of maniacal Metal of Death magic, simmering with patience and slithering in a most serpentine manner, all before exploding into rabid, red-eyed bestiality or striking with iron-fisted doom-trudge, in between moving with martial grace and malevolent ease. Indeed, one could easily qualify Before the Gates of Gomorrah as "martial" metal par excellence, exhibiting as it does a unique 'n' elusive stridency that slots itself well alongside Invictus brethren Diocletian, Bölzer, and ZOM whilst exhibiting a comparably righteous rivetheadedness of Gospel of the Horns, Vomitor, and Throaat. Altogether, it's ever-singular EXTREME METAL, and it's merely the dawn of greatness for Apostate Viaticum.
Hear the next glimpse of greatness exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The first glimpse of greatness can be heard the track "In the Shadow of the Monolith" at Invictus' Soundcloud HERE.
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