Italian progressive rock / metal band Heretic’s Dream premieres a new video for the song ‘My Epiphany‘, taken from their album ‘Floating State Of Mind‘, which was released earlier this year. The video was directed by 'Adriano Giotti' and can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/vjoYORR9FPg
"The song is about the consciousness of a woman that strength she has been always looking for within the others must be found inside herself; that she needs to go on her own following her way."
The band just confirmed to play as support for Delain, two shows on January 20 in St. Petersburg and January 21, 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
Heretic’s Dream is a female fronted five piece rock band that can’t easily be labelled as playing anyone type of rock music! Their music is Hard Rock, Alternative, Progressive and Metal, combining unusual and complex rhythms with a fierce energy, making their music unique!
“Crucified Dreams”, the debut EP by young female-fronted metal band Windshades, sanctions the collaboration with Atomic Stuff Promotion. The EP release in digital format is scheduled for November, further details will be unveiled soon.
Windshades is founded in May 2015 by singer Chiara Manzoli and drummer Carlo Bergamaschi, two musicians with opposite but complementary features: Chiara is an opera soprano with choral and theatrical experiences, while Carlo has an essentially Punk/HardCore formation and joined for several months Horror Rock band Splatters as live drummer. The line-up is immediately completed by guitarist and composer Matteo Usberti, responsible for the composition of the first original songs and their aggressive sound. In July 2015 bass player Andrea Bissolati and second guitarist Michele Capelli join the band.
Andrea, a Nu Metal, Jazz and Funky enthusiast, adds his creativity to the band's sound and, in November, Windshades are ready to record their first self-produced demo, bringing them to the attention of Atomic Stuff. Later on, Michele leaves the band in favor of his full-time studies. His place is taken by Riccardo Soresina, an expert guitarist with a solid live experience; he definitively marks the band's sound with sharp riffs that strengthen each song. With a stabilized line-up, the band starts its live activity and gains positive feedback. In May 2016 Windshades enter the Atomic Stuff Recording Studio (Isorella, Brescia, Italy) and realize the EP “Crucified Dreams” under producer Oscar Burato's supervision.
Australian female fronted symphonic / cinematic metal band Darkyra signed deal with Sliptrick records!
"It's always hard to take that first step of signing with a label, uncertain at times if you're making the right decision but at some point you have to stop saying no and take a risk. So here we go. We've just signed with Sliptrick records. They'll be re releasing Fool and we'll see how we go with them from there."
Darkyra is a ﬁve piece Symphonic Hard Rock band based in Perth Western Australia.
It’s members consist of Gina Baﬁle – vocals, Dave Lyon – Guitar, Kim Siragusa –
Keyboard, Dan Grainger – drums and Maciek Mastalarczuk – bass.
After the successful release and rave reviews of two high production studio albums (a solo project of Gina Bafile under the name Darkyra Black), Darkyra Black was thrown into the spotlight as a strong emerging artist within the world of female fronted metal and rock, fuelling the desire of talented singer Gina to take the music on the road.
In 2015 the focus was to project the brand as a complete band which led to the recent name adjustment from ‘Darkyra Black’ to ‘Darkyra’, and with the new found Australian members the transition from solo artist to a working band was complete.
Keeping within the traditional Darkyra Black style, the relatively young band begin their creative journey together. With a new album concept on the horizon, their very ﬁrst collaboration, ‘Against all Odds’ is now taking shape.
Italian Metalcore quintet The End At The Beginning are proud to release their newest full length, "Revelations" officially out today. Furthermore, the quintet is also streaming it online, you can catch it here.
The stream follows two previous singles, "Souleater" and "Dissipate", and includes Jei from Despite Exile as guest on one of their tracks. The album, mixed and mastered at Wavemotion Recordings in Italy, is bound to catch the listener, with powerful vocals, moving cleans, and top notch instrumentation, that pair up perfectly with the lyrics and motives behind the full length.
For anyone that's not already familiar with the Italian powerhouse, The End At The Beginning had previously won the Unsigned Artist Of The Month contest in April 2015 held by Artery Recordings, and they're now ready to kick it up a notch and captivate new fans with their latest effort.
When asked, Lorenzo -clean vocals, guitar- had this to say about the album: "It's a very important step for the band, as friends, as men and as humans. This album reflects what we've gone through together, in a world where it's so difficult to live in. We never wrote something heavier, deeper and more true, always facing life and the human condition with a positive attitude, despite everyday difficulties and suffering, and we could never be more proud of it".
Straight from the most artistically prolific city in Italy, Bologna, The End At The Beginning began drawing attention upon their formation in early 2012. Their fan-base grew incessantly across the country, while their music style quickly and progressively matured until the release of their first full length Appearances in 2014. Mastering a quite complex composition of riffs and drum patterns, the quintet stuns the audience with fierce moshing energy, paired with a tight grasp on precise instrumental performance on the stage.
Thanks to the energy and passion they put into their live performances and their humble yet enthusiastic attitude, they were able to share the stage with bands such as Being As An Ocean, Betraying The Martyrs, Counterparts, Burning Down Alaska, Hundredth, Hopes Die Last, and many more.
The band started gaining international attention when they won the "Unsigned Artist Of The Month" competition held by Artery Recordings in April 2015, and by playing shows outside of their home country. These achievements boosted the band's popularity and kindled their fanbase growth, which continues to spread even outside Europe's borders.
In their new album "Revelations", the band pushes the boundaries of modern metal sound incorporating strong melodic elements with a particular attention to detail in the arrangements and vocal production. A tight composition and experimental sounds are partnered with massive breakdowns and meaningful lyrics, which represent the core of the band's signature style.
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The new album "Candyland" of the Italian “Vampiric Metal” legends Theatres Des Vampires is out now, the band stated:
"Here we are bloody folks! Today is the Day! Theatres Des Vampires are pleased to announce the release of the new album "Candyland" via Scarlet Records! Blood is life!"
To purchase your Candyland bloody copy:
Just recently the band unleashed the first video “Morgana Effect” from the new album. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2whvqOU2gw
"Candyland” sees also a very special guest appearance by legendary Moonspell frontman Fernando Ribeiro on the song ‘Seventh Room’.
Italian Heavy Metallers Scala Mercalli have released their new lyric Video "Hero of two Worlds". It is the anniversary of the end of Volturno’s battle, in which Giuseppe Garibaldi, the main character of the Italian unification, won upon the Bourbouns and finally released the south of Italy.
Comments the band:
"This video wants us to remember a man who had great courage in pursuing the ideals of freedom all over the world. The more important thing he wants us to teach, is that: when we are united, everything is possible."
Metal Underground is exclusively streaming Precept of Delator, the new album from Italian death metal band Lectern. The band's brand of satanic death metal is on full display with this new album. You can hear the album in advance of its September 30th release here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=127869
Pre-order Precept of Delator here: https://vianocturna.bandcamp.com/album/precept-of-delator
Lectern initially formed in 1999 and since that time the band has released several critically acclaimed albums. With the release of Precept of Delator on the highly regarded Via Nocturna label, the band is set to rise to the forefront of extreme metal.
Italian death metallers Profanal are premiering the new track "Eternal Curse of Blood" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Supreme Fire, now set for international release on October 31st via Iron Tyrant. Hear Profanal's "Eternal Curse of Blood" exclusively HERE.
In 2012, Iron Tyrant unleashed Black Chaos upon an unsuspecting populace, introducing Profanal with a disgusting, gut-wrenching exclamation point. In an era where the classic Swedeath sound has been as abused as the signature HM-2 pedal from which that genre largely sprung, this Italian quintet offered something vastly more than mere regurgitation. Across every note rang a deeply studied - and, more importantly, deeply felt - authenticity that, no matter how familiar the template may be, suggested there were further treasures to be mined.
And now, with their second album after a seemingly interminable four-year wait, Profanal are back to prove that their treasure chest is vast with death metal riches to behold. Ever aptly titled, Supreme Fire is an incendiary, sulphurous furnace of classic Swedish death metal done by maniacs who live (and die) by this sword, who've imbibed its essence so thoroughly and profoundly, the record could've come out in the idiom's early '90s heyday.
Indeed, Profanal burl forth with a blistering, steamrollering tank-tread of gutted sound, occasionally blasting where necessary - and only when it's in service of the song - and otherwise exploring the tasteful boundaries of classicist death metal songwriting, making for an immediately memorable but never overly simple-nor-complicated listen. Plus, there's no denying the soul-devouring power of vocalist Rosy, whose death bellows are unique for her gender in this genre. It's maniacal death metal by death metal maniacs, for death metal maniacs...it's Supreme Fire! Feel the next fire exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. The first heat can be heard HERE and HERE, with the track "Burn the Altar." Cover and track listing are as follows:
Levania are proud to announce that their new single "Memory" is finally available on all the major digital stores via Wormholedeath / The Orchard. The official video for the song is out via The Orchard / Vevo!
Italy's Blasphemer tears through flesh with the recently-launched video for "You Are Nothing."
Taken from the forthcoming Ritual Theophagy, "You Are Nothing" is a relentless barrage of sacrilege and hatred for the divine. The video's occultist imagery accurately depicts that contempt.
Watch it here.
After six years of silence, this Italian death metal behemoth has been awakened and lashes out with inhuman technical brutality. This is Blasphemer's most evil and chaotic material to date, with their signature style of dissonant rapid fire riffs, savage multi-vocal assault, and featuring the extreme drum prowess of Darren Cesca (Incinerate & Goratory). The gates of Hell have opened unleashing a nefarious fury of malevolence and the holy light will be forever extinguished.
Blasphemer will return to the stage in 2017 in support of Ritual Theophagy. Dates and details to be announced soon.
Comatose Music will release Ritual Theophagy October 14. Pre-orders are available at comatosemusic.com
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