Comatose Music have added the undisputed kings of Japanese brutal, slamming death metal to their ever more powerful ranks. Please join us in welcoming Gorevent to the Comatose army!
Gorevent have been exploring the realms of the extreme for fifteen years now and have released albums that stand as blood splattered monoliths in the shadowy underworld of brutal death metal. Their debut full length album, released in 2008, Abnormal Exaggeration, has been hailed by Teeth Of The Divine as one of the greatest examples of brutality even recorded, noting in their review...
"... you cannot do death metal any better then the complete slamming, guttural putridity found on Abnormal Exaggeration..."
Gorevent's career to date has taken in demos, EPs, split releases with the likes of Embryonic Depravity, Stillbirth, Crepitation and Splattered and no less than four full length albums, culminating in last year's flesh rending In The Face Of..., - which That's How Kids Die called 'one of their finest releases to date', revelling in the ' bone-crushing heaviness' and 'superior slam-craft'.
But for all that has gone before, this is where the Gorevent story really starts. With the Comatose Music machine at their backs, Gorevent's rise through the worldwide ranks of the depraved and deranged is surely assured. Be prepared for spine shattering slams, stomach churning brutality and death metal simply too heavy to resist...Gorevent are coming for you all with an early 2020 release!
Gokucho - Vocals
Takushi - Guitars
Suguru - Guitars
Takashi - Bass
Mick - Drums
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Japanese metal group Survive began life over 20 years and have forged their own indelible path within the jmetal scene. It was back in 1998, when former Death File guitarist and mastermind Nemo decided to form a thrash metal band of his own which soon became the juggernaut known as Survive. It didn’t take long for the band to create their first demo tape and their promise was backed-up in a big way when the group embarked on a tour with legendary Japanese thrash-metallers United (whose guitarist Singo Otani also produced the demo). Soon after, Survive were ready to release their debut album Against Next, which allowed the band to tour Japan extensively and gain domestic recognition.
Over the next two decades the band released 5 albums and toured with metal giants such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Kreator, Overkill and Venom, cementing their place in Japanese metal history. Still going strong, Survive‘s latest album Immortal Warriors was released to the Japanese market in late 2018 and now the album will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in 2019. Survive have lost none of their verve and Immortal Warriors is an absolute must for fans of this fantastic, often overlooked band.
Immortal Warriors | Released TBA 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Nemo – Vocal/Guitar
Gaku – Guitar
Sinjilow – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Today, Japan's leading traditional heavy metal band Anthem unveil a new trailer, featuring bassist Naoto Shibata and singer Yukio Morikawa introducing themselves and discussing the band's history.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSGSfJK4mQ
Anthem will release their re-recorded greatest hits album 'Nucleus' on March 29th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order here: http://nblast.de/AnthemNucleus
'Nucleus' will be available as 2CD and 2LP.
Recently, the band also announced their first ever European festival appearance. On April 26th-27th 2019, Anthem will play at the Keep It True festival in Germany!
Mixing and mastering of 'Nucleus' was done by established producer and engineer Jens Bogren, known for his work with a multitude of big-name artists. Jens' work is based on elaborate theories and an abundance of knowledge, which has helped guide the careers of many bands, Anthem's case is no exception. This album which features Jens' fat sound with rich low-end is more than up to par with the worldwide heavy metal standard.
A remarkable point worth noting about this release is that all of the songs except 'Venom Strike' were written after their reunion in 2001 – proving that Anthem have always has been a 'current band' that does not have to rely on their past.
This re-recorded greatest hits, which include a variety of their classics is a monumental effort, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of Anthem and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.
Jinjer are ready to drop their highly anticipated EP "Micro" tomorrow, Friday Jan 11th! To get in the right mood, the band premieres another single & music video off of their upcoming release today.
This powerhouse will present their EP all over Europe on tour with Amorphis, Soilwork and Nailed To Obscurity, which kicks off tomorrow as well! This is definitely how to start a new year right!
Check out the new music video for the track "Perennial" and find all upcoming tour dates listed below:
JINJER will hit the road tomorrow together with AMORPHIS, SOILWORK & NAILED TO OBSCURITY
Don't miss this killer package near you:
w/ Amorphis & Soilwork
11.01.19 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
12.01.19 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.01.19 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
14.01.19 DK - Copenhagen / Amager Bio
15.01.19 SE - Stockholm / Fryshuset
16.01.19 NO - Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall
18.01.19 DE - Hannover / Capitol
19.01.19 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
20.01.19 PL - Krakow / Klub Kwadrat
23.01.19 BG - Sofia / Universiada Hall
25.01.19 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra Music Club
26.01.19 AT - Vienna / Ottakringer Brauerei
27.01.19 CZ - Zlín / Masters of Rock Café
28.01.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
29.01.19 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus
30.01.19 DE - Munich / Backstage (Werk)
01.02.19 DE - Geiselwind / MusicHall
02.02.19 DE - Cologne / Essigfabrik
03.02.19 BE - Antwerp / Trix Muziekcentrum
04.02.19 UK - London / Electric Ballroom
06.02.19 FR - Paris / Cabaret Sauvage
07.02.19 FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
08.02.19 ES - Madrid / Mon
09.02.19 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
10.02.19 FR - Lyon / Le Transbordeur
12.02.19 IT - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Live Music Club
13.02.19 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
14.02.19 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
15.02.19 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
16.02.19 CH - Pratteln / Z7
w/ Obscura & Nucleust
04.04.19 JP - Osaka / Fan J Twice
05.04.19 JP - Nagoya / Imaike 3 Star
06.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
07.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
JINJER - South Africa Tour 2019
03.05.19 ZA - Capre Town / Mercury Live
04.05.19 ZA - Johannesburg / Platteland
Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have been tapped to write the opening theme song for a brand new Japanese animated series called "Souten no Ken." The result is a searing new single, "Soul Seeker," streaming now at unfd.lnk.to/SoulSeeker.
On the new song, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This song was born right before we started writing our newest album EX_MACHINA. This song is about a human who is looking for the reason why he Iives his life, and it relates to the theme of EX_MACHINA too."
This past summer, Crossfaith released, EX_MACHINA, out now via UNFD and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. A fast-paced and blistering adventure that transports listeners to a dystopian future, EX_MACHINA features cameos from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. It can be purchased online at: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
A concept album set in an alternative near future, EX_MACHINA explores a story in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology. The efforts dehumanise people and effectively turn them into drones - as explained in the opening title track, "Deus Ex Machina."
The other 12 songs featured on the album represent the voice of the resistance - in the form of underdogs known as Demons. Kenta was inspired to include these figures by Devilman Crybaby, particularly on the Slipknot-esque "Catastrophe," the frantic, blood-curdling "The Perfect Nightmare," and the epic assault of "Daybreak," rather than because they wanted to provide a comment on religion.
"There's no particular religious message," clarifies Ken. "In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include Angels and Demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water."
"Angels aren't necessarily good and demons aren't necessarily bad," he explains. "The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us."
EX_MACHINA is a relentless album that strives for the listener's attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. EX_MACHINA is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skillfully and seismically than ever.
EX_MACHINA is now available for purchase here: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have shared a new music video for their track 'Destroy'. The track, which is lifted from the group's recently released album "EX_MACHINA", features a cameo from Japanese industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9, and is a blistering and fast-paced track with an energetic live video to boot.
Check out the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d_RuZhuR-k&feature=youtu.be
On the new video, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This was made from footage of our new series of tour called ‘Nitropolis’, which happened in late August with lots of unique artists like Ho99o9, Ocean Grove, ANARCHY and more. We don’t want to talk about genre anymore, but just see what’s happening on the floor. We made the bomb with Ho99o9! Rage it out!”
"EX_MACHINA", the new album from Crossfaith, is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones – as explained in the opening title track, “Deus Ex Machina.”
"EX_MACHINA" is a relentless album that strives for the listener’s attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. "EX_MACHINA" is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skilfully and seismically than ever.
Japanese Metalcore crew Crystal Lake sign to Sharptone, release new music video and announce new album
Japan’s breakout Metalcore band Crystal Lake has signed a deal with SharpTone Records and will make their label debut with a brand new album titled 'Helix', that’s due out on February 15th.
“We're very excited to see our name on the SharpTone Records roster among so many great bands. We look forward to all the opportunities the future brings with them. This is going to be a new chapter of our career. STAY HEAVY” - Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake’s new record will coincide with the band’s first ever North American tour, with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I.
The artwork for 'Helix' can be found below. Additional album details, music and pre-order info is forthcoming.
Also check out the video for the band's brand new single, 'Aeon', here: https://youtu.be/CKHsfceVK2g
The band is currently touring Europe supporting BURY TOMORROW.
30.11. D Berlin - SO36
01.12. D Leipzig - Conne Island
02.12. CZ Prague - MeetFactory
03.12. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
04.12. A Graz - Explosiv
06.12. CH Zurich - Dynamo
07.12. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
08.12. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.12. F Paris - Petit Bain
11.12. UK Bristol - SWX
12.12. UK Birmingham - O2 Institute
13.12. UK Glasgow - The Garage
14.12. UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
15.12. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
CRYSTAL LAKE live 2019
28.06. NL Ysselstyn - Jera On Air
04.07. ES Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
www.crystallake.jp/ | www.instagram.com/crystallake777
Japanese symphonic death metal combo Heterogeneous Andead are pleased to announce that they have signed a distribution deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their debut album "Deus Ex Machina".
The album will be available on 23 November 2018 via Wormholedeath / Aural Music Group / The Orchard worldwide.
Japanese release date TBA.
Pre order date : 09 November 2018.
"We are so excited about this signing with WormHoleDeath Records. We have the chance to release our debut album not only in Japan but also for worldwide (physical and digital release). We really hope that now our music will spread around the world."
Heterogeneous Andead is Melodic & Symphonic Electro Death/Thrash metal band from Tokyo, Japan. The sound is a mix of thrash, progressive, electronic & symphonic metal. Vocals are done by mezzo-soprano and there are also female growls parts. In 2012, the leader Yusuke Kiyama started the project. Heterogeneous Andead formed in 2013, and the current vocalist Haruka joined in 2014. The bassist Takashi Onitake joined in 2017, and the guitarist Masaya Kondo joined in 2018. 1st EP “UNDEAD” was released in 2015, then joined to the TERRORIZER Magazine No.266 CD. We were at the JAPAN EXPO in France. Our 1st full album “DEUS EX MACHINA” was released in Japan in 2017. In that year we were featured in the compilation “IMPERATIVE MUSIC COMPILATION DVD - Volume 14” (Brazil)
In 2018 we uploaded our first MV “Automaton” from “DEUS EX MACHINA”, now on YouTube.
Japanese black metalpunks Sex Messiah stream the entirety of their highly anticipated debut album, Eastern Cult of Sodomy, at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. Set for international release on October 15th via Nuclear War Now! Productions for the vinyl LP format - the CD version is currently available - hear Sex Messiah's Eastern Cult of Sodomy in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Over the last decade, the Japanese underground metal/punk phenomenon Sex Messiah have produced a series of impressive demos and EPs, firmly establishing their wretched presence in the Japanese underground. In addition to the scattered releases they’ve left behind, Sex Messiah have also become well known for the savagery of their live performances. Following the 2016 vinyl release by Nuclear War Now! of a previously nearly impossible-to-obtain split tour CD with the band’s Brazilian confederates Impurity, Sex Messiah turned their attention to producing their debut full-length LP for NWN!
At last, after ten years of developing and refining their sound, Sex Messiah presents Eastern Cult of Sodomy. With this album, Sex Messiah have perfected their style, which defies easy categorization, but might be considered an amalgamation of Brazilian black/death such as Sextrash and Impurity, Japanese punk like GISM and Lip Cream, and the occasional riff that hints of evil thrash and early black metal like Sodom or Japan's Sabbat. One might be tempted to think that such a diverse array of influences would turn to mush when mixed; however, Sex Messiahhave proven themselves more than capable of weaving together disparate sounds in the service of something more powerful and thereby avoid sounding derivative and dull.
Indeed, Sex Messiah is undeniably pure in the violence of their intent—the songs are succinct, relentless, and abrasive but offer a broad spectrum of textural and atmospheric elements. The ability to simultaneously cultivate ominous atmosphere around the violent core of Sex Messiah’s songs lends the album a unique character, and the writing is diverse such that no riff feels forced or redundant.
One facet of the band that sets it apart from many of its contemporaries—although it may also be considered a nod to the aforementioned GISM—is the use of industrial noise intros and interludes. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Moenos, guitarist and founding member of the band, also has a solo project for her “Satanic Blacknoise”—as she refers to it—which bears resemblance to the noisier passages on the album.
With this release, Sex Messiah has perfected their message and stands poised to extend the band’s influence, summoning more adherents to the Eastern cult. Hear all of it for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
Following closely on the heels of Evil’s impressive 2017 debut album, Rites of Evil, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to present the Japanese band’s third demo, The Gate of Hell. The demo shall be released internationally on October 21st on cassette tape format.
Beginning with a self-titled instrumental intro that quickly morphs into the Sarcófago-styled attack of “Hell’s Evil Bell’s,” Evil confirms that it has not lost a step since the recording of the preceding album. This demo combines the ferocity of early Brazilian deathcore, the aggression of Teutonic thrash, and the unhinged nature of Japanese hardcore into three original tracks and a cover of the aforementioned Brazilian masters’ “Desecration of Virgin.”
These strikes serve as the warning shot over the bow forecasting the siege of Evil’s impending live album on Electric Assault Records, the ensuing second studio album on NWN! in the coming months, and, most urgently, Evil’s upcoming appearance at the Nuclear War Now! / Iron Bonehead-curated Never Surrender Fest, which portends to lay waste to Berlin, Germany on November 1st-3rd of 2018. That festival appearance follows during a stream of European tour dates with Finnish black speed metalpunks Bonehunter - dates after the jump.
In the meantime, hear two new tracks from Evil's The Gate of Hell HERE at Nuclear War Now!'s Bandcamp.
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