Shantak is a Melodic Death Metal project born in Brescia (Northern Italy). The Heavy, Doom and Thrash Metal influences mixed with Melodic Death and Old School Death Metal are perfectly blended, as Shantak craft their songwriting transcending into gloomy yet bright melodies, with lyrical themes focused on literature, dreams, love and the universal power of Nature, while the main themes are landscapes painted of death and mortality.
Nicola Belotti [Vocals]
Luigi Colucci [Guitar]
Simone Mazzardi [Guitar]
Matteo Spada [Drums]
Federico Albini [Bass]
Melodic death metal outfit Nothing Lies Beyond today release their debut full length album Fragile Reality. Drummer Ariel Lior comments, "We are very excited to finally release our debut album! We've been working on this for a long time, writing and poring over every detail to make an album that we can all be proud of and going by the feedback it seems we've done ourselves justice. We want to send our thanks to all of the people who supported us during the writing and production process, we couldn't make it without you. With a special thanks to our amazing producers Alex and Vitally Zvulun for all their help and advice, and also to our former guitar players and close friends - Guy Elberg and Elad Pakado. So, we hope everone will enjoy hearing the album as much as we enjoyed making it."
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Hailing from the Israeli capital of Tel-Aviv, Nothing Lies Beyond are a band shining in the depths of a fledgling Middle Eastern metal scene. They're a band that's been around a couple of years now, slowly building a name for themselves on the club circuit, graduating in performances alongside their peers such as Children Of Bodom and Dark Tranquility.
Fragile Reality finally sees the band make their mark further afield with nine tracks of hook laden melodic death metal that would make you swear you were listening to something from Gothenburg from the early nineties... except with a modern finesse.
Listening to AETHERIAN for the first time makes you think the band would come from Finland or Sweden, but the trio in fact is from sunny shores of Greece. Even with a Southern heritage and much more Vitamin D in their veins the band from Athens share the same melancholic genes as their "competitors" from the upper North. With the sound the band is creating we are very sure AETHERIAN will be playing in the first league of melodic death metal bands very soon. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome AETHERIAN to the Lifeforce Records roster!
In April 2016 the band released its first video clip for their new single "The Rain", which received amazing feedback and well over 150,000 plays on YouTube so far. AETHERIAN are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album, which will be released on Lifeforce Records in summer 2017.
Aetherian is a melodic death metal band from Athens, Greece. The band was formed in 2013 by Aggelos and Panos. By 2015 Aetherian released 2 singles and an EP entitled "Tales of our Times" which were all included in a CD version released by Goressimo Records. At that time Nikos joined the band and Aetherian performed several live shows with various local bands. "Tales of our Times" drew the attention by critics and fans alike and received great reviews.
They break the rules, reinvent themselves with every album and are considered to be Gothenburg's brightest metal pearl - since the early 90's, In Flames have delivered a spectacular progression which has seen them transform their sound from classic melodic death metal to their current modern and unique style. The Swedes never cease to challenge their artistic boundaries, and on September 23rd, the band will be releasing an impressive demonstration of their current live expertise on DVD – ‘Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg’.
Nostalgia or a return to their roots has never been an option for the progressive In Flames, but the set-list of this bombastic concert DVD tears through the band's entire history. With 20 tracks, the show that was recorded at Gothenburg's Scandinavium, reaches a length of one and a half hours, and achieves in capturing the band at their very best, celebrating current hits such as 'Through Oblivion’, 'With Eyes Wide Open‘ and 'Rusted Nail‘ to a packed out arena. But of course, old school classics such as 'Trigger‘, 'Cloud Connected‘ and the hypnotic finisher 'Take This Life‘ are not left out.
Prepare for an intensive and visually explosive performance in front of 10,000 fans featuring pyrotechnics, circle pits, flying crowd-surfers and In Flames' incomparable riffs.
"This DVD is for everyone who was been following our career; we have songs from the early years, the middle years and the new era. It has to be fun for us to play but also fun for the audience to watch and we try to get a good flow with nice dynamics and different songs,” - states Björn Gelotte.
Tel-Aviv based melodic death metal outfit Nothing Lies Beyond recently posted details about their debut album "Fragile Reality", set for release 22nd July 2016. Today the band have released a new lyric video for 'Lost', a track which captures the real Swedish vibe which the band take huge inspiration from. Drummer Ariel Lior comments, 'With the fast riffs, melodic choruses, quieter parts, and tasty soloing, this song really defines who Nothing Lies Beyond are."
Watch 'Lost' below.
When you think of The Middle East, metal isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind but look in the right places and you'll find a fledgling metal scene and one such band shining right now are Nothing Lies Beyond. They're a band that's been around a couple of years now, slowly building a name for themselves in the back alleys and clubs of their capital Tel-Aviv, graduating in performances alongside their peers such as Children Of Bodom and Dark Tranquility.
Having been holed up in AG studio recently Nothing Lies Beyond have come to the surface with a blistering melo-death album entitled "Fragile Reality". Nine tracks of hook laden melodic death metal that would make you swear you were listening to something from Gothenburg from the early nineties... except with a modern finesse. With songs like 'Never Back Down' and 'We Are The Revolution' this is a statement of intent from the young quintet.
"Fragile Reality" will be released on 22nd July 2016 independently.
Veteran Brazilian Death Metal Troop Coldblood unleashed their third full length, "Indescribable Physiognomy Of The Devil" from Satanath Records & Metallic Media on June 16, 2016.
The band was forged in the underworld of Rio de Janeiro with the intention to make a sound based on the roots of Death Metal and to preach Satanic Doctrine. The album, which was recorded in Brazil and mixed and mastered in Germany, has 10 new songs showing Coldblood with its feet even more nailed in the roots of the 90's Death Metal, but also adding its own identity in compositions that will surprise the listeners thirsty for an obscure, chaotic and traditional Death Metal. Menacing vocal deliveries, pounding drum hammerings, sharp and thick bass lines, and continuous neck wrecking riffs together with the fiendish, transitory solos will make any death metal fans go insane.
Following sites had exclusively streamed the full length:
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Legacy - The Voice From The Dark Side (Germany):
Sepulchral Voice Fanzine (Brazil):
Lords Of Metal (Netherlands):
Antichrist Metalzine (Russia):
Eternal Terror (Norway):
Friedhof Magazine (Spain):
Reckoning Hour Metal Webzine (Greece):
Extreminal Webzine (Turkey):
Lángoló Gitárok (Hungary):
Visionary Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced they will be releasing a special collection of rarities by the name 'Death Resonance' on August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
Today the band reveals the cover art created by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Volbeat, Carcass, Scar Symmetry, Strapping Young Lad) as well as the track-listing for 'Death Resonance':
01. Helsinki (new song)
02. Death Resonance (new song)
03. The End Begins Below The Surface (»The Ride Majestic« Japan bonus track)
04. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
05. These Absent Eyes (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
06. Resisting The Current (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
07. When Sound Collides (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
08. Forever Lost In Vain (»Beyond The Inifite« Japan-only EP)
09. Sweet Demise (»The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
10. Sadistic Lullabye (re-recorded, »The Panic Broadcast« Japan bonus track)
11. Overclocked (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
12. Martyr (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
13. Sovereign (2016 mix, »Sworn A Great Divide« Japan bonus track)
14. Wherever Thorns May Grow (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track)
15. Killed By Ignition (2016 mix, »Stabbing The Drama« Japan bonus track)
Commented singer Björn 'Speed' Strid:
"The cover for 'Death Resonance' is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he has managed to capture what we went through while recording 'The Ride Majestic': the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it. It links those albums together, even though 'Death Resonance' contains unreleased material from 2005 onwards. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we've been and what lies ahead."
www.soilwork.org | www.facebook.com/soilwork
Emerging Hertfordshire UK melodic death metal quartet Countless Skies have unveiled a new song taken from their upcoming debut album, "New Dawn".
The new track is titled 'Daybreak' and can be listened to by clicking here
"New Dawn" was recorded by Danny Biggin at HVR Studios before seeing its mix and master under the scrutiny of Juho Räihä at SoundSpiral Audio. The artwork was crafted once again by the talented Carl Ellis. "New Dawn" is scheduled for release 24th June 2016 via Kolony Records.
Pre-order New Dawn album here: http://countlessskies.bandcamp.com
In support of Aborted’s latest studio album 'Retrogore' - which is out now via Century Media Records - the band will be hitting the road for a run of European dates next February / March alongside Kreator, Sepultura & Soilwork.
The band comments:
“Retrogore over Europe... After the festival season this will be our main trek throughout Europe to bring you some of that delicious gory 80's horror sauce known as Retrogore! And what a line up it is! We are beyond happy to be sharing the stage with giants like Kreator, Sepultura (arise anyone?) and our friends in Soilwork. Prepare for a very diverse bill of pummelling and kick ass metal! Get ready for a few surprises from our side as well! See you all then!“
Order your copy of at CM Distro or the dealer of your choice:
2017 tour with Kreator, Sepultura and Soilwork
02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle
Worldwide festival appearances 2016:
02.07.2016 Rock Al Parque – Bogota, Colombia
09.07.2016 Antwerp Metal Fest – Merksem, Belgium
16.07.2016 Gefle Metal Fest – Gavle, Sweden
27.07.2016 Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
30.07.2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
06.08.2016 Le Stock – La Louviere, Belgium
07.08.2016 Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
11.08.2016 Brutal Assault – Josefov, Czech Republic
01.09.2016 Deathfest Open Air – Andernach, Germany
07.10.2016 Trondheim Metal Fest – Trondheim, Norway
08.10.2016 Hell Over Vellach – Sachsenburg, Austria
When you think of The Middle East, metal isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind. But if you where to think about metal, one band that probably springs to mind is Orphaned Land. Well there's more than just that band! Introducing the latest edition to a fledgling metal scene... Nothing Lies Beyond. A band that's been around a couple of years now, slowly building a name for themselves in the back alleys and clubs of Tel-Aviv, graduating in performances alongside their peers such as Children Of Bodom and Dark Tranquility.
The band have been holed up in AG studio recently and have come to the surface with a blistering melo-death album entitled "Fragile Reality". Nine tracks of hook laden melodic death metal that would make you swear you were listening to something from Gothenburg from the early nineties. Except with a modern finesse. With songs like 'Never Back Down' and 'We Are The Revolution' this is a statement of intent from the young quintet.
Check Out Single 'Final Fight' below
Drummer Ariel Lior comments:-
"This album means a big achievement in the band's history. From the early beginning, as the co-founder of the band, we always believed in the potential of the music that we made. The album is really a turning point, from being a small local band in the rehearsal studio... to what we are today."
"It took a lot of hard work but we can finally say that the album is perfect and represents our music in the best way that's possible and we want to say thank you to all the people that helped us during this time and especially during the recording sessions. In the end, we are really happy with the final result and this album is just a small step to our final goal."
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