Finnish blackened death metal horde Abhordium released two new live videos for At the Highest Temple and Plague Upon Plague!
At the Highest Temple - https://youtu.be/JFjR08_T-oA
Plague Upon Plague - https://youtu.be/vYszoWfc9y8
"We decided to make two live videos from our gig in Salo Finland 2017. Plague Upon Plague is from the debut album When Depravity Incarnates and At The Highest Temple is from Omega Prayer. Enjoy!"
Ukrainian metal band Ignea has released a new official video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RBR7GvNYv0) for the song ‘Seytanu Akbar’. The aim of this video is to reflect the atmosphere usually present at the Ignea shows. It has been recorded at The Best Ukrainian Metal Act 2017, the annual awards for the top Ukrainian metal bands where Ignea has entered the top 3 bands.
'Seytanu Akbar' is the song opening Ignea’s LP The Sign of Faith. Despite provocative title of the song, the band’s intention is to carry the idea of peace. According to the band’s words: “What we want to say is that there is no reasonable cause to kill other people, be it regime, faith or moral principles. We mainly speak about Islamic terrorism in this song, as one of the social plagues of 21st century, taking lots of innocent lives. However, this applies to every human on Earth, regardless of their religion.”
Ignea mixes melodic metal with symphonic and oriental vibes. So far, the band has released 1 EP, 2 singles, and 1 LP, has gained nearly 4 million views and 26,000 subscribers on YouTube, over 18,000 followers on Facebook, and over 17,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Ignea has performed at the top Ukrainian festivals and has opened the show for Orphaned Land in Kiev, Ukraine.
Recently, Igneahas also joined the roster of The Flaming Arts Agency that includes such famous bands as Behemoth, Venom, Bethlehem, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Igorrr, Aeternam, and many others.
Currently, the band is about to record new singles and shoot a video. In May, the band is heading off to Europe for an EU tour (TBA) as well as to the RockMetalCampFest (France).
New Zealand death metallers Ulcerate share the live video for “Abrogation”, the opening track off their latest full-length album Shrines of Paralysis. The video was filmed in Krakow, PL and directed by Woda i Pustka during Ulcerate’s November 2017 headline tour. Watch the live performance via YouTube HERE.
Additionally, Ulcerate will perform two exclusive New Zealand concerts on February 10 in Auckland at The Kings Arms Tavern and on March 17 in Wellington at San Fran. Stay tuned for more tour announcements in the near future.
The band’s latest album Shrines Of Paralysis is out now on CD / 2x LP / Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
Ulcerate Tour Dates:
Feb 10 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms Tavern
Mar 17 Wellington, NZ San Fran
Death metal has always had roots in themes of humanity, darkness, and oppression, but when Ulcerate formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2000, their unconventional approach to the genre quickly redefined the meaning of those concepts throughout death metal and beyond. The trio’s distinctive treatment of dynamics alongside in-depth lyrical content established the band as a formidable force long before they became the standard-bearers for a new era of death metal, one defined by meticulous passages of understated melodic sensibilities and jarring, tooth-scraping dissonance. Following the release of two promising demos, Ulcerate and The Coming of Genocide, Ulcerate released their debut full-length Of Fracture And Failure (Neurotic Records, 2007), which sent waves through the underground. Ulcerate ascended to the global stage upon the release of their 2009 sophomore record and Willowtip Records debut Everything is Fire, which garnered the band widespread critical recognition and enabled them to complete extensive tours of Europe for the first time.
Ulcerate’s next two albums found the band venturing into bleaker and more atmospheric territory than ever before. The Destroyers Of All, released via Willowtip in 2011, captivated press and audiences worldwide, even appearing at #3 on Pitchfork’s top 40 metal albums of the year. In 2013, Ulcerate joined forces with Relapse Records for the release of Vermis, which further refined the band’s doom-laden take on technical death metal and became Ulcerate’s most acclaimed and accomplished release thus far. The band are masters of their craft outside the studio, too – Ulcerate have taken the time to hone a punishing live act and establish themselves as an inimitable live presence. The band has toured the world extensively, including headlining North American tours with labelmates Inter Arma & Tombs, a headlining UK tour with Bell Witch, headlining European tours with Svart Crown and Wormed, and numerous tours of New Zealand and Australia. Ulcerate have also appeared at worldwide festivals ranging from Maryland Deathfest in the US to Hellfest in France and more.
Ulcerate's latest masterwork Shrines Of Paralysis is a flawless continuation of the band's signature sonic philosophy. Shrines Of Paralysis spans eight tracks of singular death metal, incorporating a wider range of styles and ideas than ever before. Influences both within and beyond metal abound: organic, inventive phrasings and novel compositional techniques round out a thundering package of death, doom, and black metal stylings. As is characteristic of the band, Shrines Of Paralysis is about much more than just the music. The production, themes, and atmosphere all shape Ulcerate's music, and help guide the way through a highly evocative palette of dark and light passages, subtly dramatic rhythmic manipulation, and unparalleled technical heaviness. The band's most cohesive and powerful release to date.
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Watch "Animal Farm" live at Metal Gates Festival here:- https://youtu.be/WTLUyylFJAE
Eufobia was founded in the city of Sofia by Niki (Guitar & Vocals) and a couple of friends, Steff (Bass & Vocals) and Blago (Drums). They invited later their friend Ivan (Guitar) to join the band and since then no band member has ever been replaced. The first album of Eufobia, called "Insemination", was released in January 2010 by the Romanian label AxaValaha Productions. At the beginning of the following year 2011 the second album "Cup of Mud" was released by the biggest Bulgarian metal label, Wizard LTD, and distributed worldwide by the German company Twilight Vertrieb, which was one of the biggest distributors of metal music in the world.
Eufobia tours regularly across Europe. So far the the band has given more than 200 concerts and has shared the stage with well known bans such as Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Rotting Christ, Kreator, Vader, Immolation, Onslaught, Malevolent Creation, Pyogenesis, Christ Agony, Gorgoroth, Sinister, Broken Hope, Dragonforce, Eluveitie, Keep of Kalessin, E-force, Agathocles, Negura Bunget and Suicidal Angels and many more.
Can’t get enough of Exit Eden’s fascinating live performances? So can’t we!
Watch "Total Eclipse Of The Heart", originally by Bonnie Tyler, live performed by Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca, and Anna Brunner at Hamburg Metal Dayz HERE.
Exit Eden are living proof that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song and that their powerful e-guitar driven versions work exceptionally great live on stage!
Find the full track listing of their debut album “Rhapsodies in Black” listed below:
Get your copy of the chart-hitting album "Rhapsodies in Black” HERE!
Cosmopolitan, self-confident, independent and ready to do their very own thing, Exit Eden have already released six chapters of their “Rhapsodies in Black” HERE:
"Unfaithful” (Rihanna Cover) HERE
“Impossible” (Shontelle Cover) HERE
“Incomplete” (Backstreet Boys Cover) HERE
“Paraprazzi” (Lady Gaga Cover) HERE
“Total Eclipse Of The Heart” (Bonnie Tyler) HERE
“A Question Of Time” (Depeche Mode) HERE
Stay tuned and keep you eyes & ears open!
Belgian black death metal veterans Insanity Reigns Supreme have revealed a new live video for the track 'By The Blood of the Beast', which is taken from their latest studio album "Unorthodox" (out now on Shiver Records)!
The video can be streamed through YouTube here (https://youtu.be/a9GCr7G0DJQ). It was recorded by Marleo Video at the prestigious Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, which took place on December 16 & 17th of 2016 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Editing came courtesy of Cloud Music Typography.
Vocalist Tes Re Oth had the following to say about the song: “By The Blood Of The Beast details the ritual of Communion with the Undead Gods. Communion in this sense stands for actually trying to establish communication with those who have risen to reach the ultimate goal of joining them. In a live setting this is even more powerful, as we invite Them to join us and feast upon the energy that is freely given by us and the audience. In the end this was an experience that none who attended will forget.”
"Unorthodox" - the fourth full length album from Belgian cult pact Insanity Reigns Supreme - marks a new chapter of total darkness in the already 25 year long career of the band.
The follow-up to 2009’s renowned opus "Occultus Insanus Damnatus" excitingly combines furious black and death metal with the funeral grimness of doom, that continues to surprise and intrigue the listener in many ways.The duality of human nature and its macabre consequences form Unorthodox’s central theme.
The album’s stunning artwork – designed by Septic Flesh frontman Seth Siro Anton – and haunting lyrics expose the beast that lives inside all of us. The slipcase version of the album further visualizes man’s grim reality with its two different covers, hidden details and subtle hints.
"Unorthodox" was recorded at the Stage One Studios in Germany with Andy Classen, best known for his work with Belphegor, Legion of the Damned and Destruction.
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