Spanish Heavy Metallers Death Keepers have just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their debut album to be entitled "Rock This World" which is due to come out next 22nd of January 2018.
Formed back in 2011 Death Keepers released their demo "On the Sacred Way" in 2013 and since then, they've been working on their debut album developing their own sound where they added more Hard Rock influences to their previous Power Heavy Metal sound.
"Rock This World" was recorded during 2016 and early 2017 with producer Gorka Alegre (Barón Rojo, Ñu, Steven Adler...) and co-producer and sound engineer Gorka Dresbaj. Including both previous revamped songs from their demo and new tunes, the sound of Death Keepers is a fresh, catchy and incredibly addicting blend of classic Power Heavy Metal with touches a la Helloween / Judas Priest and some Hard Rock influences that gives an unusual result which is tremendously infectious. If you're tired of the typical Heavy Metal formulas, Death Keepers is definitely something that will surprise you!!
Death Keepers' debut album “Rock This World" will see the light on 22nd of January 2018 through Fighter Records. You can check the band's official Facebook site here: www.facebook.com/Death.Keepers and listen to the first advance song on the following link:
www.fighter-records.com / www.facebook.com/fighter.records
German Black Metallers Schrat have grown quickly within the last two years. Due to several memorable shows, they established themselves more and more in the Black Metal underground. After two full-length records and their latest EP “Artefakt” (2015), the three members decided to take the next step and signed a deal with the well-known Extreme Metal label Folter Records. Founded in 2003, the band looks back to an exciting time including several line up changes. A new album is already scheduled for 2018. Schrat will also play live at, among others, Under The Black Sun a in the next year.
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Triverse Massacre are a crushing, groove heavy, death metal machine erupting onto the grim biscuit odour streets in the Northern English city of Carlisle. In 2012, their debut EP, In The Jaws Of Deceipt, was released to a great response in the underground metal community drawing comparisons with At The Gates and Lamb Of God. The follow up EP, With Bared Teeth And Truths (2014), contained 4 slabs of pit starting, abrasive metal, described by the mighty “No Clean Singing” website as “diving headfirst into a nest of pissed-off hornets”. The EP saw the band experimenting with their original influences whilst honing their songwriting to a sharpened edge. The new release from Triverse Massacre is entitled Hades and see the band, yet again, evolving their sound into something more uniquely vicious, stepping up their intensity and technical levels to truly create their own unique voice. Hades is due out via Sliptrick Records in early 2018.
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter
Spanish heavy metal band Rosslyn were formed at the end of 2015 in Calatayud. Their formation is a classic one: Borja on lead vocals, Jorge on solo guitar, Tomás on rhythm guitar, Jose on bass and Mikel on the drums. The band soon started to play in some towns in their region, and began composing their own songs which were influenced by artists such as Iron Maiden, Helloween, Dio, and Manilla Road to name a few. In September 2016, the band completed their self-produced demo album Day Of Eternal Faith which consisted of four original tracks, then in the summer of 2017, Rosslyn recorded their first full-length album, Soul In Sanctuary in Estudios Inguz (Zaragoza), where it was also mixed and mastered. This album features eight new tracks encapsulating the Rosslyn sound, a heavy metal that rides somewhere between traditional and epic. Day Of Eternal Faith will be released on Sliptrick Records worldwide, date to be announced soon.
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Insanity Alert. The Austrian crossover party thrashers will release next album and also reissue their debut full-length through Season of Mist.
Insanity Alert comment: "We are extremely happy to announce that we are now part of the Season of Mist family. It is an honour to work with a label that has produced so many great records. First up will be the re-release of our self-titled debut album from 2014, which will be soon followed by a new full-length in 2018. Tout détruire!"
Insanity Alert were founded in the Austrian city of Innsbruck in the year 2011. Their declared intent: to deliver crushing crossover party thrash.
This tongue-in-cheek concept backed up by strong musical prowess worked out extremely well as their 'First Diagnosis' proved in 2012. This demo was well received and the first impression of the public quickly confirmed by the 'Second Opinion', which came out the next year. In 2014, the eponymous debut full followed and 'Insanity Alert' delighted critics and fans alike. The wild Tyrolians, always eager to please, served a juicy 'Moshburger' (2016) next and started to reap the rewards of their crazy live shows and quality output.
Insanity Alert were invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Motocultor among many others and shared stages with some of their favourite acts such as Suicidal Tendencies, Municipal Waste, D.R.I., Sodom, Toxic Holocaust, and many more. In January 2018, the Austrians will be part of the Persistence Tour alongside Hatebreed, Madball, Terror, and others.
Insanity Alert are currently writing the follow-up to 'Moshburger', which is scheduled to be released via Season of Mist in 2018.
The Dave of Death: guitar
Heavy Kevy: vocals
Don Melanzani: drums
Zola Gorgon: bass
Osmose Productions is very proud to announce the signing of Brazilian evil doom band The Evil!
Evidence of evil on the face of the earth has never been so present. Every day, thousands are killed, tortured, raped, and robbed… The greed of politicians, the perversion of the sadists, the indifference of the drug dealers, the falsehood of the priests, the wrath of the killers… Daily examples that the doom is near!
Maybe a bomb will do the service… Maybe an epidemic…. Maybe our addictions… Maybe our own hands! A barren land will be left for the cancerous who dare to survive…
And as long as the devastation and desolation consume the insignificant lives of the human race being extinguished, the sound of the Apocalypse will be propagated by the four horsemen of The Evil: Miss Aileen (all voices, screams and whispers), Iossif (distortions and screech noises), Theophylactus (bass fuzz), and Saenger (drums and percussions).
The Evil's debut for Osmose Productions shall be released in the new year; release details to be announced shortly. In the meantime, view the band's video for "Screams" at Osmose's website HERE.
After the recent signing about Harlott's deal with Metal Blade Records, Ultra-Violence with Candlelight Records and Mindwars with Dissonance Productions, another Punishment 18 Records discovered band lands to a major label. We are proud to announce Bleeding Gods as new part of Nuclear Blast Records. In 2014, the band signed for us in order to release their debut "Shepherd Of Souls" that got worldwide success and awesome reviews. We wish Bleeding Gods all the success that this extraordinary band deserves. Good luck friends!
English Melodic metal combo Apparition have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their new astonishing album "The Awakening".
Apparition official quote for the signing to WHD
'We are extremely excited to announce Apparition’s signing with WormholeDeath Records for the upcoming worldwide release of our new studio album ‘The Awakening’. Mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland, ‘The Awakening’ offers soaring riffs, energetic drums, passionate vocals and orchestral undertones, taking the listener through a synergy of emotions set to ‘awaken’ the soul as it tells many stories of love and loss, passion and possibility, folklore and imagination.’
Fiona, David, Kull, Ash, Amy
Apparition, a melodic metal band from the UK, features a history that stretches back as far as 1997 when first emerging as a female vocal metal project formed by bassist David Homer. Taking various forms throughout the years, and as a live performing band since 2004, studio projects and releases have including Drowned in Questions (2006), Salvation EP (2008) and For Vengeance... and for Love (2011). Apparition have performed many shows across the UK and Europe supporting well-known acts, including: Delain; Revamp; Sirenia; Septic Flesh; The Agonist; Tarja Turunen; Blaze Bayley; Imperial Age; Whyzdom; along with appearances at festivals such as the Dames of Darkness Festival (UK), Metal Over Malta Festival (Malta) and Kraken Festival (Belgium).
With the end 2017 announcing the new studio album, The Awakening, due for release in early 2018, it marks the celebration of 20 years of Apparition history. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Hertz Studio in Poland during 2015 and 2016, The Awakening features Fiona Creaby on vocals, Paul ‘Kull’ Culley on guitars and sequencing, founder David Homer on bass, Ashley Guest on drums and Amy Lewis on guitars. Produced by Fiona and Kull, The Awakening offers soaring riffs, energetic drums, passionate vocals and orchestral undertones, taking the listener through a synergy of emotions set to ‘awaken’ the soul as it tells many stories of love and loss, passion and possibility, folklore and imagination.
‘Over the many years of Apparition history, we extend our warmest heart-felt gratitude and deepest thanks to our fans for their support and encouragement. We also deeply thank all of those who have contributed to Apparition history since the beginning.’- Fiona, David, Kull, Ash and Amy.
With the release of The Awakening in 2018, Apparition look forward to making many more years of history.
Official Website - www.apparitionmusic.co.uk Official Facebook - apparitionband
In July Estonian progressive metallers Emphasis have revealed details for their second LP "Soul Transfer“. The concept album, consisting of 14 tracks, will be released worldwide in early 2018 on Japanese label Red Rivet Records.
The band has repeatedly noted that they got an unexpected result due to the huge number of musical experiments. “Obviously, this album has a lot of jazz influences. Our guest musicians did an excellent job! So far, this is our most serious work for us. It’s more progressive than a symphonic metal album. And we’re happy about that!"- Emphasis said.
LP "Soul Transfer" was recorded at StoneOil Studio (Kivioli, Estonia) by Pavel Korotaev, guitarist, and songwriter of Emphasis. 5 guest musicians also took part in the work on the album, including well-known Estonian jazzmen Raul Sööt (saxophone) and Allan Järve (trumpet), blues guitarist Oleg Lyutskevich (Moscow, Russia), violoncellist Alexandr Smirnov and violinist Julia Mets. “Soul Transfer” is totally concept album: the story of a man, his fate and enticing prospects of eternal life in the context of global digitalization.
Female fronted progressive metal act Emphasis was formed in 2010 in Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, by bassist Katya Gritskova and guitarist Pavel Korotaev. Their music is a mix of classical harmonies, heavy guitar riffs and powerful operatic vocals of their gorgeous front lady Anna Ganina. For the last five years, the band played dozens of shows in Baltics and Finland. Their debut full-length album "Revival" was released in spring 2016 under Italian label Underground Symphony and received a lot of positive reviews.
Red Rivet Records was founded in early 2009 in Japan. Red Rivet Records worked with a lot of metal bands from over the globe as a distributor, organizing Japanese tours as a promoter so far.
Norwegian melodic and groovy death metal combo Mecalimb have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their new album "XIII".
Digital 17th November 2017
US 17th November 2017
(Aural Music Group)
Cd 08th December 2017
Japan 28th February 2018
(Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution)
Mecalimb was formed in 2005, when a group of friends in Fredrikstad, Norway, decided to start a metal band, in the vein of bands such as Pantera and In Flames, groove oriented metal with melodic elements. Ole Olsen (guitar) were the main songwriter at the time, and the only member left of the original lineup today. After some gigs in Oslo and demo recordings in 2006, the line-up changed when the bass player and drummer quit the band. During 2006-2007, Dag Kopperud (bass) and Marius Pettersen (drums) joined. Things started to escalate with the band, and in 2008, the first album was recorded, “Mechanical Recipe”, followed by a video release of the song “Still Alive”.
Mecalimb got airtime on Norwegian radio broadcast (P3) and played several gigs, up until 2010. At the start of 2010, the original vocalist, Raymond Gammelsrud, and second guitarist Torben Svendsen, quit the band. A new vocalist was hired in March 2010, Kenneth Liljegren. After the summer of 2010, the band signed with Rising Records (London) to produce a second album, which came out in early 2011, “Bound To Fall”. The band hired Robin Larsen as a second guitarist. In addition to more gigs in Norway, including support for Jorn (ex-Masterplan), the band got to play at Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria, in late 2011, and also a support gig with Susperia. In 2012, Kenneth Liljegren left the band, and Mecalimb once again needed to change vocalist.
In came Stephan Hay, and the band started to change into a more thrashy/melodic death metal influenced style. After this, there were a long hiatus/writing phase up until December 2013, when local thrash legends, Witchhammer, did a split gig with Mecalimb in Sarpsborg. At the concert, because of health reasons, Tom Angel replaced Robin Larsen on lead guitar. Tom Angel then replaced Robin as a full-time member in early 2013. The band recorded “Chaos EP” in March 2013, released at Oak Metal Festival in August the same year, playing with bands such as Witchhammer and Circus Maximus.
More gigs in Norway followed, until the start of 2015, when Stephan Hay left the band. After some months, Robert Arntsen from Gothenburg, Sweden, joined the band. A new writing process started, and during the summer, the band started recording the third album, “XIII”, followed by several concerts with bands such as Tankard, Entrails, Enslaved, Triosphere, Mindtech etc. In the fall of 2016, black metal legends Ragnarok brought Mecalimb as support on their “Psychopathology” Europe tour, playing in Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Mecalimb is currently in the writing process of a new album release.
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