Alpha Omega Management is excited to announce the signing of the Turkish metallers Pitch Black Process (aka PBP)! The band's latest effort, "Derin", was released in December 2016 in Turkey on Atlantis Yapim/EMP Label Group and on EMP Underground/SPV in Europe.
Comments the band:
"Stoked to announce that we just joined Alpha Omega’s family which is one of the best and fast growing management and booking firms of recent times. We are very excited to see what the future hold for us on this new journey with Alpha Omega’s great team. Stay tuned for the news \m/"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We are truly thrilled welcoming these great hard working guys in Pitch Black Process to our roster family! They've conquered their audience wherever they've played so far. With their right attitude, musical ingredients and tenacity, PBP are ready for bigger stages. Stay tuned for next announcements!"
Pitch Black Process, formerly known as Affliction, was initially formed in 1999. Their first two albums “One Reality” (out in May 2003) and “Execution is Necessary” (released in July 2007) got very good response nationwide and also from abroad. In November 2009 they hit the road for their first European tour playing over 20 gigs (being the longest tour which any Turkish band had ever made abroad until then), followed up by the 18-shows European tour with Varbringer, in February 2010. Before the tour with Warbringer, Pitch Black Process (back then still "Affliction") signed a sponsorship deal with one of the most well-known guitar companies in the world, PRS, which was another ‘debut’ for Turkey. None of any Turkish bands had signed a sponsorship agreement with such a big brand in music industry.
Due to some misleading information in the cyber world and abroad, Affliction made a hard decision and they changed the name of the band after 12 years and they decided to move forward as Pitch Black Process. In January 2011 the band went to Sweden to record their 3rd album, with the well-known producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Soilwork, etc) at Dugout Studios, but due some unexpected delays the album came out finally in June 2013. In September 2013, Pitch Black Process played on main stage at the 82nd Izmir International Fair, being the first ever metal band to play on the fair’s history. In 2015, Pitch Black Process became part of EVH and Fender. In November 2015 the band returned to Dugout Studios to record their 4th album. After 4 weeks of production “Derin” was completed as a result of amazing chemistry between the band and Bergstrand. The album, with 2 old and well-known Turkish song covers and 3 English-Turkish mixed songs, is a very special album for Pitch Black Process. "Derin" was released in December 2016, in Turkey on Atlantis Yapim/EMP Label Group and on Ellefson Music Productions/SPV in Europe.
Pitch Black Process is:
Emrah Demirel – Guitars/Vocals
Kerem Inci – Guitars
Fikri Yargici – Drums
Emre Demirel – Bass
www.pitchblackprocess.com - www.facebook.com/pitchblackprocess
Hailing from Colombia, South America and recognized as a prominent band in the Latin American metal scene. Thy Antichrist is an existentialist black metal band showcasing extreme elements that’s been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998. Thy Antichrist has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metals biggest names.
In 2016, Thy Antichrist found a home with the reputable Extreme Management Group, as well as joined the roster of well-known booking agency, Continental Concerts. With a stout history and commanding presence, Thy Antichrist has tremendous potential for further growth going into 2017 with the worldwide signing with Napalm Records!
Andres Vargas on the signing with Napalm Records:
"Someone from the past told me that dreams can come true if you work hard for them every day. If you fight for the candle of your dreams, someday they can turn into incandescent fire! It's an honour to be the first Latin American band formed in Colombia to be part of the prestigious Napalm Records roster. I want to express a sincere gratitude to my brothers in the band, Robert, Ben and Chris also to our manager Mark Müller, Extreme Management Group and J-F Dagenais, but mainly to our FANS and friends around the world for supporting Thy Antichrist throughout the years. You are our reason to be! I'm accepting with humility the opportunity to be part of the Napalm Records family. A new journey just starts and we are working hard to deliver the best of our wicked art! Cuernos Arriba!”
The band has created a first teaser as well. Don’t miss out on it HERE!
A brand new full-length album titled “Wrath of the Beast” is already scheduled for an early 2018 release. Napalm Records is proud to welcome Thy Antichrist as such a hard-working, ambitious and promising band to the roster!
The band has taken huge initiatives in branding their sound as well as successfully being heard on many continents with a giant worldwide following. Thy Antichrist has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what’s coming next. And so are we!
THY ANTICHRIST Line Up:
Andres Vargas "Antichrist 666" - Vocals
Robert Coronado "Abyssus" – Guitars
Benjamin Shanks "Frost Giant" - Bass
Christopher Stropoli – Drums
Pelagic Records is pleased to welcome New Zealand-based atmospheric metal collective Spook The Horses to their expanding roster of eclectic sounds.
With their upcoming album, titled People Used To Live Here and slated for a November 10th unveiling, Spook The Horses manifests an atmosphere of quiet desolation; raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live... at one point in time, long ago.
"We're extremely excited to announce our signing with Pelagic Records," issues the band, "Pelagic have worked with some of our favourite and most influential artists ever which makes them a perfect home for our new record. We took a lot of creative risks with this album and Pelagic have only been encouraging. We can't wait to show you!"
Further info on People Used To Live Here will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, check out the album video teaser at THIS LOCATION.
Metal shooting stars Any Given Day from the heart of the German Ruhr area have inked a record deal with Arising Empire. We are really looking forward to the future cooperation and are going to provide you with more information about the band very soon.
Tobbe Falarz of Arising Empire comments: "As I was born and raised in the German Ruhr area I totally understand what these guys are doing and how hard they're hitting the mark! ANY GIVEN DAY is THE modern metal band of the hour and I'm super happy that we can welcome the boys to the ARISING EMPIRE family. I'm looking forward to the cooperation!"
The band comments: "We're incredibly proud that Arising Empire shares our visions and we're looking forward to share the same future!"
After their successful tour with BURY TUMORROW, THE CHARM THE FURY and a lot of festivals, there is soon more to come!
Check out ANY GIVEN DAY's last music video, 'Arise' featuring Matthew K. Heafy of Trivium:
ANY GIVEN DAY is:
Dennis Diehl | vocals
Andy Posdziech | guitar
Dennis Ter Schmitten | guitar
Michael Golinski | bass
Raphael Altmann | drums
www.facebook.com/AnyxGivenxDay/ | https://anygivenday.eu/ | www.arising-empire.com
Hells Headbangers have announced the signing of Brazil's Diabolic Force. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's long-awaited second album, Praise of Satan, which is slated for international release later this year.
A cult name in the metal underground, Diabolic Force are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Motörhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer. Diabolic Force built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark Diabolic Force attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever.
Despite that silence, the members of Diabolic Force have been incredibly prolific with their other bands, which include Atomic Roar, Whipstriker, and Farscape among many others. With activities restarted in 2015, the band promises of Praise of Satan, "This album keeps the same influences, but we're playing more in the South American style, like Mutilator, Sarcofago, and Vulcano. The new songs sound more raw and nasty than before. Few notes, few riffs, and vocals full of reverb and delay. This record comes from the grave."
About their recent signing, "We are fucking proud to be working alongside Hells Headbangers for the first time," the band enthuses. "We are all fans of the label for more than ten years. The new album, Praise of Satan, fits perfectly in Hells Headbangers' cast 'cause it was written for diehard fans of early Bathory, Hellhammer, and Sodom. This is the pure, old Satanic metal Armageddon!"
Release date, cover, track listing, and pre-order link for Diabolic Force's Praise of Satan to be revealed shortly.
German Deathcore squad Necrotted have found a new label. The southern Germans have recently signed a deal with Rising Nemesis Records. Further great news about Necrotted and their plans for the future after their 2014 album "Utopia 2.0." will follow soon. Keep your eyes open!
NECROTTED on Facebook
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube
European riff powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds have added one more gem to their brilliant roster, with the signing of German stoner / psych rock craftsmen Mother Engine for their third album to be released this fall. Stay tuned for more tunes!
Mother Engine plays instrumental rock music influenced by stoner and post-rock as well as the trippy psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, and indigenous German krautrock. It's no real surprise that the journey of that spaceship actually began on the stage of a big German stoner rock festival in the year 2013. What we talk about is a spirit of DIY, uncompromising endurance, and the strong will to play every single stage. After two records ("Muttermaschine" in 2013 and '"Absturz" in 2015) and appearances at some of the most important stoner festivals like Stoned from the Underground, Freak Valley Festival, Sonic Blast Moledo, Into the Void or Rotormania, it seems like they got their landing permission on the European stages for heavy psychedelic music.
In fall 2017, Mother Engine will release their third studio album "Hangar" and embark on a 6-week long tour through Europe to present their new material.
Mother Engine are:-
Chris Trautenbach (guitar)
Cornelius Grünert (drums)
Christian Dressel (bass)
Facebook ⎜ Bandcamp
Heavy Psych Sounds ⎜ HPS on Facebook
American symphonic rock act Worhol have signed a world wide publishing deal with Wormholedeath Records. The bands debut album “The Awakening” will be released worldwide on July 14th, 2017 via Imminence Records.
"When you strive to succeed, paths are created. When you put your soul into your art, doors open. When you build your team, opportunities are endless. We in Worhol are ecstatic to announce that we have signed a world wide publishing deal with WormHoleDeath and look forward to all the things we will accomplish together!"
Worhol was fully formed in 2013 when lead singer Ashley Worhol and her father Larry Worhol decided they wanted to follow their dream together as a team. Both having degrees in music, they knew they had the knowledge and experience it would take to compose the music they’re so passionate about. Larry being the guitarist as well as the orchestral composer, fit in perfectly with Ashley’s trained vocals. The father-daughter team started writing music close to ten years ago and knew they wanted to form a group and write original music to perform worldwide.
With a classical background rooted in both Ashley and Larry, Worhol’s music can be best described as symphonic, theatrical and over the top. Ashley and Larry are kin to Andy Warhol and decided to keep the band name in the family. Once Worhol was set, they reached out and found the rest of the members of the band; Craig Malinowski on bass and Marty Naul on drums. Over the 2013 year, Worhol produced their first music video to “The Darkness” and started writing compositions for their first album. Worhol has participated in several music festivals as well as played in many named venues inside and outside of the Houston area.
Several articles have been recently published both in the United States as well as in Europe. Houston Press announced in 2013 Worhol’s music video “The Darkness” to be ranked #3 out of the Houston area. Worhol has been fortunate enough to have worked on their album with people such as John LeCompt from Evanescence, Stephen Bogle from The Hunger, as well as Mark Andes from Heart. In 2014, Worhol really started to prove their name in the industry by opening up for Nationals Acts such as, Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Surrender The Fall and Almost Kings as well as guest appearing on radio stations and being broadcasted live on Great Day Houston with a musical performance.
Worhol has been published in Billboard Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Metal Onslaught Magazine, Fireworks Magazine and more. Worhol worked hard in developing their name and presence which lead to attaining the attention of New York based Extreme Management Company Inc. and inking a deal in 2016. This put Worhol on a strong roster of bands including Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy, Origin, Ring of Saturn, Threat Signal and more. In 2016 Worhol also inked a deal with California based Imminence Records for the release of the bands debut album, “The Awakening” which would be released worldwide on July 14th, 2017. Worhol also inked a publishing deal with Worm Hole Death and Warner Music giving the band a strong presence throughout the music industry.
Ashley Worhol – Vocals / Piano
Larry Worhol – Guitar / Piano
Craig Malinowski – Bass
Pest Records, the new Loud Rage Music chapter, is proud to announce it has recently agreed with the up and coming Finnish Melancholic Post Metal band Atlases for the release of the band’s debut material, a 5 tracks EP titled Penumbra and scheduled for this Autumn.
Atlases was founded by guitarist Ville-Veikko Laaksonen in 2017, after he parted ways with his previous band Oceanwake. The right lineup was found rather quickly. Based in Pori, Finland the band now consists of five musicians, who have influenced in bands like Apea, Filthy Vermin, Oceanwake, Palekastro Plays Kingston Wall, Sammontakojat, Vuoltee & Sotahuuto.
Atlases' music combines metal with atmospheric soundscapes, making the end result sound like Modern Post Metal, as they themselves call it.
Check out a teaser for Penumbra here:
More info to be revealed soon!
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