Malum Sky are an eclectic and anthemic progressive metal 5 piece group based in Cardiff, Wales UK. Formed in 2014, the band bring together a broad range of influences and hone them into hard hitting and uplifting mini-masterpieces. Virtuoso guitar work and intricate song structures combined with hard hitting rhythmic hooks are topped off by an emotive and intense vocal delivery. The songs are enhanced further by a high energy live show delivered with a passion and precision befitting a band working in the “progressive” genre.
Malum Sky’s self titled debut EP was released to critical acclaim in 2015. After earning their stripes in the grass-roots music scene, the band emerged triumphantly on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival in 2017. After receiving more positive reviews for the single Eye Above, the band remained a strong presence on the UK live circuit with shows across England and Wales throughout 2017 & 2018.
With work on the band’s new mini-album Diatribe complete and due to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th 2019, Malum Sky are poised to take their unique brand of progressive metal to the next level. The upcoming music video for the track Borrower, due out in early November, is a perfect example of the passion, quality and craftsmanship that the band have put into this new body of work.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals
Michael Jensen Després – Guitar
Jon Evans – Guitar
Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass
Joe Wilkes – Drums
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Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their second album to be entitled Bicéfalo, scheduled for international release on December 18th.
Sönambula was born in 2015, releasing an EP, Hilen Argia, that same year and a full-length album, Secuela, in 2016. The band spent the following years playing all over the country and gaining a good reputation, which caught the attention of Xtreem Music, who signed them for the release of their upcoming second album, Bicéfalo. Cover artwork was made by Igor Mugerza (Aposento, Famishgod, Ouija, Dormanth)
The style of Sönambula style can be defined as a raw, heavy, and dark blend of death, doom, and sludge, drawing influences from bands like Winter, Autopsy, early Asphyx, Celtic Frost, Nihilist, and Coffins.
Release date for Bicéfalo will be December 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. In the meantime, hear the new track "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
The most hard-hitting Swedish thrash metal band ever Carnal Forge is back and has signed a record deal with Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band’s new album “Gun to mouth salvation” will overtake the world on January 25, 2019. “Gun to mouth salvation” is Carnal Forge´s first album since 2007 monster release “Testify for My Victims”.
Founder Jari Kuusisto says;-
“I quit Carnal Forge after the last full-length album Testify for my victims because I was just feed up with the music industry and everything about being in the band. It took some years but I felt I was kind of missing CF, so I talked to my brother Petri and I called up Lars in 2013 and said. Hey, let's fuckin' do it! He had been waiting since the hibernation in 2010 so it was a Go! right on the spot. We made this mini CD to wake up the corpse and we did some shows but then we decided to not do any more shows until we had a new album and new fresh songs to play. It's a long boring story why it took so long time, but finally here we are now, ready to kick some serious ass again! And with us we also have Lawrence Dinamarca (Nightrage, Loch Vostok) and new vocalist Tommie Wahlberg.”
The Swedish thrash quintet Carnal Forge was formed by guitarist Jari Kuusisto in 1997 in Sala, Sweden. Since then the band has released 7 full length albums (ViciSolum, Candlelight Records, Century Media Records, WAR), 1 live DVD (Metal Mind Productions), toured in Europe, USA and Japan together with acts like Testament, Exodus, Halford, Nile, Amon Amarth, The Haunted, Immortal, Primal Fear, Pro Pain. Carnal Forge has played festivals like Wacken Open Air (DE), Sweden Rock Festival (SE), Summer Breeze (DE), Brutal Assault (CZ), Kaltenbach Open Air (A), Aalborg Metal Festival (DK), Fuck the commerce (DE), Metal Fest URI (CH), Pressure Fest (DE), Fury Fest (FR), Metal Meltdown (USA) etc.
Carnal Forge 2018 are:
Tommie Wahlberg - Vocals
Petri Kuusisto - Lead Guitar
Jari Kuusisto - Rhythm Guitar
Lars Lindén - Bass
Lawrence Dinamarca - Drums
Gun to mouth salvation - 2019 - CD - (ViciSolum)
When all else fails (2014) - mini (LL Production)
Blood War - (2009) - video single
Testify for My Victims - (2007) - CD - (Candlelight)
Aren't You Dead Yet? - (2004) - CD - (Century Media)
Destroy Live (2004) - DVD - (Metal Mind Productions)
The More You Suffer - (2003) - CD - (Century Media)
Please... Die! - (2001) - CD - (Century Media)
Firedemon - (2000) - CD - (Century Media)
Who's Gonna Burn - (1998) - CD - (War Music & Regain)
Sweet Bride - (1997) - MC demo
Barbarian metal kings Kull featuring the renown Bal Sagoth and Dysgraphia members joins Black Lion Records new album coming 2019.
Kull was forged by four members of Bal-Sagoth (all except for Byron), together with Dyscaphia’s guitarist and composer Tarkan (vocals in Kull). The bands debut was recorded at Wayland’s Forge Studio. Everything is composed by Jonny and Chris Maudling, so fans of Bal-Sagoth will not be disappointed.
Building on the musical tradition already established in Maudling's back-catalogue.
Their debut album ‘Exile’ will be released on CD/LP/Digital in 2019 vi Black Lion Records
Tarkan Alp – Vocals
Chris Maudling – Guitars
Jonny Maudling – Keyboards/synths
Alistair MacLatchy – Bass
Paul “Wak” Jackson – Drums
Stay tuned for more info.
Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of the Italian melodic power metal band Kalidia to the label. The band's new album "The Frozen Throne" will be released on November 23rd.
Inspired by classic power metal bands like Rhapsody of Fire, Hammerfall and Stratovarius as well as new bands like Beast In Black, Kalidia have created an uplifting melodic power metal album with the roots in classic power metal with a modern and fresh touch.
"The Frozen Throne" was produced, recorded and mixed by Lars Rettkowitz [Freedom Call], mastered by Achim Köhler [Primal Fear, Amon Amarth, Brainstorm] and the cover artwork was created by Stan W. Decker [Vanden Plas, Primal Fear].
Led by the charismatic vocalist Nicoletta Rosellini and with a really strong album behind them, Kalidia are ready to show the metal scene that they are a force to be reckoned with!
Italian death metal act Methedras has announced that they are finally part of the roster of Massacre Records, that will release their new album "The Ventriloquist" in the first part of 2019. The new album was produced by Simone Mularoni (Eldritch, Trick Or Treat, DGM...) and will be a concept album focused on the horror movie "Dead Silence".
About this new step the band says:
"We've signed a worldwide deal with Massacre Records for the release, distribution and promotion of our fifth studio album 'The Ventriloquist'! We're so honoured and keen to start this awesome coop with one among the best metal label!".
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Rockshots Records is proud their latest signing of Italian melodic death metal band Manam for the release of their debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" on November 23rd, 2018. Formed in late 2017 by mastermind Marco Salvador, Manam creates a unique style that spaces on all the horizons of melodic death metal, changing from song to song and touching different genres, but always strictly bound to its main concept. Inspired by bands such as Wintersun, Opeth and Trivium, they create an immersive experience complete with custom stage clothes and decorations to go along with their mixing of extreme guitar melodies, power metal riffs, acoustic guitars, and powerful vocals (both clean and rough) supported by blasting and eclectic drums.
Their 9 song debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" promises intricate melodies, a deep meaning and great story through the lyrics. Focusing on being dynamic and including the audience, they are eager to bring their spiritual approach to life, depicted through melancholic and atmospheric music to new fans around the world.
Marco Salvador explains:
“We want to only make concept albums so that the listener can immerse themselves into a journey, embraced by the atmosphere of the music, but still able to make her/his own experience, bringing with them the unique meaning she/he will find in our music. With our future albums, we're also planning to expand this experience with visual art, some movies, and for the third album, we hope there will be a book too, to expand on our visions.”
Marco Salvador: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Fabiola Bellomo: Rhythm Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
Kill All The Gentlemen are a 4 piece metal band hailing from the shire of Devon in the South West of England. Their name derived from a fatal battle that happened in a hamlet know as Fenny Bridges in 1549 during the Prayer Book Rebellion. The band have made waves in the UK with there furious live shows witnessed at events such as Bloodstock and Mammothfest. The band have also embarked on an Eastern European tour with Napalm Death further showing their diversity winning over metal audiences abroad.
Twin guitar attacks, neck breaking beat downs and lavishing in hooks and melodies make for a beautiful yet brutal act to see and hear. You can hear elements of Iron Maiden imagined in a kind of Cradle Of Filth “steroid induced” manner. All this coupled with the weight and groove of bands like Machine Head and Trivium creating a style of “juggernaut” songwriting. Tie this together with breakneck tempos and thunderous drums (coming from a Death and Grind background) and you have Kill All The Gentlemen.
Kill All The Gentlemen is a metaphor for rising through the struggles of the industry. Not letting the powers that be stand in your way and going head first against the grain. The rapture is coming!
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0esawjdVQA&feature=youtu.be
The band are celebrating the collaboration with Sliptrick by releasing a lyrics video featuring a new track from the forthcoming album The Loss And The Rapture to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on November 22nd. Feel the noise!
The Loss And The Rapture | Released November 22nd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Kill All The Gentlemen are:
Adam Martin – Vocals/Guitar
Ben Andrew – Bass/Backing Vocals
Christian Axsel – Guitar
Thomas Arne Rørstad – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Shadowpath was formed in 2005 from an initial concept for a rock band called Spellbound. The Shadowpath line-up was put together quickly and what followed, was a lot of fun, heavy work and creative intensity. The first 10 songs were written, arranged and recorded as a demo Into The Shadows. While constantly creating fresh and innovative music, the band then worked with a variety of inspiring musicians, in particular Dominique (now Deadline X), who not only recorded a couple of amazing tracks during that period, but also played several concerts with Shadowpath (eg. with Lunatica). The band then recorded a second demo EP, Dissipating Flows, which included a collaboration with international guest artists such as Chilean guitarist Pierre.
Shadowpath went on a small concept tour through different Swiss locations (with Deep Sun, Mind Patrol, Under My Skin, etc.), after which a major project arose as the band decided to finally record their debut studio album, Rumours Of A Coming Dawn. It was recorded with Gisselle (ex-Confess) and mixed at SOS Basement Rec. and mastered at Echochamber in Zurich. The album received an independent online release in 2017 and gained incredibly positive feedback from various reviewers comparing the groups music to bands like Opeth and Nightwish.
Singer Simone Christinat (Ex-Felony, Ex-Elis, Ex-Legenda Aurea) has now joined Shadowpath for live shows and to work on the bands second album, which is going to be another incomparable, intriguing piece of woven acoustic dreams. Shadowpath create a melodically sweet, melancholy, gloomy, yet uncompromisingly brutal world, always accompanied by subtle, intense lyrics full of emotions. Their soundscape, as it has since the very early days, includes all the different influences from symphonic, progressive, gothic, death and power metal – or as one reviewer once put it: “An open-minded sound and a healthy disregard for traditional genre limitations”!
Sliptrick Records will be re-releasing Rumours Of A Coming Dawn worldwide on CD and the usual digital platforms soon!
Rumours Of A Coming Dawn | Released TBA, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Philipp Bohny – Keyboards/Growl and Backing vocals
Simone Christinat – Lead vocals
Samuel Baumann – Drums
Stefano Riario – Guitars
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
Black Lion is pleased to welcome Dutch Death Metal group Bloodphemy. Bloodphemy’s members have played in numerous successful Death Metal bands such as Sinister, Pleurisy, Bodyfarm, Houwitser, Khaoz, Judgement Day. They know their shit when it comes to playing Death Metal, writing and recording albums, touring internationally, and are known for creating one hell of a live show. Their new album "In Cold Blood" will be released worldwide in 2019.
Bloodphemy are ready to take the stages in 2019 in support of their new album the band is already confirmed for:
*Fuck the Commerce - Germany
Březovská Metalová Noc Open Air - Czech Republic
Bloodfest - The Netherlands
To be sure to catch the band live and stay tuned for more news.
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