Infected Rain are far from the overly manufactured metal many of us have grown accustomed to. Their unique style is an energetic blend of some of the best modern metal styles. This five-piece has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records! To celebrate the great news, the band drops their first music video as tasty appetizer as well.
Infected Rain on the signing with Napalm Records and their brand new music video:
“Hello everybody! We are happy to announce that we are now working with Napalm Records!Yes, we are finally under a label! For the last 10 years we have been an independent band and we survived only thanks to our amazing fans. We are forever thankful to you all for your support. We are very excited for this new adventure and we know that this new support will mean more shows, more music and more Infected Rain.We proudly present to you, our new music video for the song Passerby from our upcoming record.This is our first release with Napalm Records. Please enjoy Passerby!”
Watch “Passerby” the very first song of the upcoming Infected Ran record and Napalm Records debut Endorphin here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhw7pFWNZV4
Endorphin will be out on Napalm Records later this year! Stay tuned. Get infected.
Infected Rain Line-Up:
Lena - Vocals
Vova - Bass
Seriy - Guitar
Vidick - Guitar
Eugene - Drums
Italian thrash-core band Engine Driven Cultivators has just signed a new record deal with Italian label Punishment 18 Records in order to release their fourth full-length album. The new effort will be released later this spring. New information will follow soon.
Swedish Metallers Carry The Torch were formed in 2010-2011, but didn’t start writing music seriously before 2016. The inspiration for the music they make comes from everyday life and a lot of musical influences from all over the world. For the band these days, it’s all about having fun with music but still pushing themselves to the limit, this is their mantra and main reason to continue and evolve. They wanna be the best Carry The Torch they can be and nothing less than that.
The first release from the band will be the full-length album Obsession to be release via Sliptrick Records later in the year. For the tracks, Dennis and Philip re-wrote 10 old songs and polished them until they were “up to date”. The spark was there, so the band came together to record and see what the future would bring. A lot more metal in this kind of style can be expected from Carry The Torch, but when and how no one knows …keep the flame burning!
Carry The Torch are:
Dennis Johansson – Vocals
Philip Nilsson – Guitar
Victor Wahlstedt – Guitar
Björn Lindgren – Drums
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Ukrainian WWI experts 1914 join the Napalm Family! With their unique blackened death/doom metal sound, 1914 leads you back in one of the darkest chapters of the last century - they breathe The Great War!
Strongly influenced by genre pioneers like Bolt Thrower and Entombed, 1914 have already released two full length albums, Eschatology of War (2015) and The Blind Leading The Blind (2018), which making them one of the most talked about newer bands in the genre. From now on they are part of the Napalm roster!
1914 on the signing:
“We’re so excited to work with Napalm Records, the label we know very well and fully respect. We hope our cooperation will be really fruitful and awesome. 1914 want to tell the world about The Great War, about its horrors and the senselessness of war and murders. For us, the partnership with Napalm Records is a great chance to spread these ideas all over the globe, a chance to tell everyone that war is hell, that it’s only death, mud and fear, so fuck the wars!
Be sure, we are going to take full advantage of this chance. And for all those who consider our music as political, we can say ‘just go fuck yourself’ because the worst things to have ever happened with this world are religions, ideologies and their followers.”
Sebastian Muench A&R Napalm Records on the signing:
“Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Ukraine's blackened death / doom metal band 1914 and will re-release the epic album The Blind Leading The Blind later in the year. 1914 plays the most exciting war topic related death metal since the glory days of Bolt Thrower. Intriguing death / doom metal as the soundtrack of the hopeless, muddy trench war of WWI!”
“It’s neither about politics, nor about propaganda - it’s just war, trenches, fear, hopelessness and endless death around of you” -1914-
Dive head-first in the gruel days of The Great War and watch “Stoßtrupp 1917” HERE:
Vocal - 2.Division, Infanterie-Regiment Nr.147, Oberleutnant – Ditmar Kumar
Guitar - 37.Division, Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr.73, Wachtmeister - Liam Fessen
Guitar - 5.Division, Ulanen-Regiment Nr.3, Sergeant - Vitalis Winkelhock
Bass - 9.Division, Grenadier-Regiment Nr.7, Unteroffizier - Armin von Heinessen
Drums - 33.Division, 7.Thueringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.96, Gefreiter - Rusty Potoplacht
The Mexican-based Aztec folk metal group Cemican – whose unique music incorporates elements of the legends, mysticism and ideologies of ancient Mexican culture – has signed with M-Theory Audio, who plans to release the group's new album in the late spring/early summer.
Cemican – who combine the modern instrumentation of a metal band with traditional pre-Hispanic instruments – experienced a breakout year in 2018. In addition to their new single/video “Guerreros de Cemican” receiving regular airplay on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal, the six-piece group was invited to perform at the Paris edition of the Download Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air, as well as Force Fest – described by Revolver as “Mexico's premier open-air festival” – in their native country.
The band plans to build on their momentum on 2019, when they will return to Europe in both the winter – when they'll perform at France's Cernunnos Pagan Fest and Germany's Wacken Winter Nights – as well as the summer, when they will make their debut at the French festival Hellfest.
M-Theory label head Marco Barbieri explains the decision behind signing the band:-
“I was first exposed to the sound of Cemican upon hearing ‘Guerreros de Cemican’ played on Liquid Metal. Finding out more about this exciting new band I saw the captivating promo video (https://youtu.be/9UTRDQtpgL8) and that they were performing on some big shows. I was impressed and wanted to buy their record only to find that they were still unsigned and looking for a home. I immediately had to get in touch and share my enthusiasm and belief in the group and their musical and visual concept and here I’m proud to announce the forthcoming album and help further develop the band and spread their appeal.”
Xaman Ek states that:-
“Life is the centre of every culture, the mysticism and ancient sounds gathered in the path of the death, warrior blood and glory of an empire,”. “The rituals of the Aztecs lead by the war drums through the red path...todos somos guerreros.” (We Are All Warriors)
Formed in 2008, Cemican has independently released two albums to date – 2009's “Ometiliztli” and 2012's “Ticateh Ipan Miquixtlahuac.” More information on the group's new record – which will include “Guerreros de Cemican” in addition to other new tracks recorded in late 2018 – will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/CemicanMex and Instagram @cemican_mex
Tlipoca – Drums
Tecuhtli – Guitar/vocals
Ocelotl – Bass/backing vocals
Yei Tochtli – Prehispanic Instruments
Mazatecpatl – Prehispanic Instruments
Xaman-Ek – Rituals/Dance/Prehispanic Instruments
Metalcore’s next breakout band Kingdom Of Giants has joined forces with the genre’s leading label SharpTone Records, and today has released a music video for their brand-new single, 'Bleach.'
“The KOG boys and I are beyond excited to announce our signing to SharpTone Records. The roster is filled with so many of our close friends and so much talent, it is an honour to be put remotely in the same category as any of them. Along with the signing announcement we have dropped our brand new single 'Bleach' - tracked, mixed, and mastered by myself, and co-written with a few close friends Daniel Goehring, Noel Torres, Stuart Richardson, and Mitchell Garrett. The song is accompanied by my personal favourite music video from KOG to date, shot and edited by the legend Orie McGuinnes, the last few months we’ve had opportunities present themselves that we never thought possible, and are eternally grateful to anyone and anything that has helped us this far in our career.” - KOG.
We hope you are all as excited as we are for the future of Dana Willax
The new single arrives just in time for Kingdom Of Giants’ North American tour with Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer, which kicks off in Minneapolis, MN today.
Kingdom Of Giants is a 6 piece metalcore band hailing from Northern California. Formed in 2011, the band has since embarked on a relentless journey, touring the world and releasing some of the most enthralling and ferocious music the scene has seen in years. Today’s signing announcement and new single, 'Bleach,' are just the tip of the iceberg for what will undoubtedly be a monumental year for the band.
Kingdom Of Giants Tour Dates:
2/7 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
2/8 Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
2/9 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/12 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/13 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
2/15 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red East
2/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/21 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
2/22 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
2/23 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
2/24 Houston, TX @ Warehouse
2/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
2/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/1 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/2 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
3/3 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
3/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
3/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/7 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/8 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
3/9 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount
3/10 Toronto, ON @ Velvet
3/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
3/13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
3/14 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
3/15 Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House
3/16 St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
3/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Italy's symphonic metal band Astralium has just inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album titled "Land of Eternal Dreams".
The band is currently in studio working on the final adjustments and finishes, while "Land of Eternal Dreams" is set to be released during next Spring.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by the soprano Roberta Pappalardo and the bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
Roberta Pappalardo – Vocals & Piano / Orchestral arrangements
Giuseppe Pappalardo – Bass / Orchestral arrangements
Salvo Grasso – Drums & male vocals / Orchestral arrangements
Emanuele Alessandro – Guitars
Temperance is where exceptional vocal melodies, energetic Metal guitar riffing and symphonic atmospheres meet in perfect harmony! Different from most Symphonic Metal bands, these Italians bring together no less than three vocalists, all adding their own style and flavor to the ensemble. The combination of Alessia Scolletti’s crystalline voice, the strong timbre of Michele Guaitoli and the rough vocals of mastermind and guitarist Marco Pastorino, makes Temperance stand out completely.
This vibrant five-piece has now joined forces with Napalm Records and is ready to take the next step!
Marco Pastorino (Vocalist/guitarist/main songwriter of Temperance) on the new signing:
"We are thrilled to announce that we are joining Napalm Records for the release of our next album! They are the best team possible to be part of for the most important chapter of our career.
We are working extremely hard to give you the best Temperance album ever and we are looking forward to giving you more updates very soon! New energetic hymns of Melodic Metal are coming your way!"
Sebastian Muench, A&R Napalm Records states:
“We are super thrilled and excited to finally announce the signing of the Melodic Metal Band Temperance. After hearing the 2018 album release of "Of Jupiter and Moons“ and seeing the perform live alongside Visions Of Atlantis we are certain this amazing Italian band has what it takes to reach the next level in their career. Fans of Within Temptation, Delain or Visions Of Atlantis should be very pleased!”
To get a first taste of this very promising new part of the Napalm Records roster! With Millions of YouTube views, hymns as ‘The Last Hope In A World Of Hopes’ or ‘Of Jupiter And Moons’ seem to prove that point. Take a look and listen HERE & stay tuned for many more exciting news to come!
Over the past four years the band performed around 200 shows worldwide, including a full European tour supporting Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, another EU tour supporting Serenity, one Japan tour and finally two own headlining tours in Europe. On top of that the band performed in support of Nightwish, Slipknot, Within Temptation among others!
Alessia - Vocals
Michele - Vocals & Piano
Marco - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Luca - Bass
Alfonso - Drums
Hungarian Metalcore quintet Faminehell are proud make their comeback on the scene, since 2015, with a brand new track, and quite a few announcements: the new visualette for "Ruin" is premiering right now via Dreambound on YouTube, and idobi Howl as well for the week, while their debut album, "Ascend" will be out April 5th, on their new label, Famined Records.
Blending riffs and aggression reminiscent of Wage War with soothing, full of passion and mesmerizing clean vocals, Faminehill bring to the table a formula that, while not new, it's certainly well executed. The heavy passages are groovy and head-banging inducing, and the clean vocals deliver quite a punch that, along with the lyrics, might hit close to home for some people. The passion the band has, and how it's delivered, are what makes them stand out.
Tamás (guitar, clean vocals) gave us a bit more insight on the single:
"Ruin is a mixture of anger and bitterness, it's aggressive but melodic. The song is about losing someone close to you. As we try to overcome grief, anger is one of the many stages of a long and painful process. It is all about dealing with injustice, when a good person passes away too soon and you cannot overcome the fact, specially when people who deserve half the kindness of this world are still thriving, living an easy life, and the ones we hold dearest aren't here with us anymore."
Check out 'Ruin' here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkOegdiBS4&feature=youtu.be
You can pre-order "Ascend" here.
Faminehill are a Hungarian Metalcore band formed in Kazincbarcika, Hungary. The band released their debut EP in 2013, “Heart is The Strongest Bone”. Shortly after, they kept exploring and forging their sound with three different singles, released in 2014. Following this, Faminehill had the chance to support bands like Bury Tomorrow, Hands Like Houses, Kingdom of Giants and Texas In July. In 2015 the band released an EP called “What Have We Done To Each Other”, with their first music video for the song “Fulmination”. Since then Faminehill released two more singles, which will be remixed and remastered and be found on the band's debut full length being released on April 5th, 2019 via Famined Records.
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The US Black / Thrash Metallers The Black Moriah will join the roster of German label Folter Records to release their new album. In 2018, the band has supported Uada on their US tour and now it's time for new songs. "Road Agents Of The Blast Furnace“ is set for a release on March 29th, 2019.
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