French Melodic Death metallers Aephanemer have made their debut album, ‘Memento Mori’, available for full streaming. ‘Memento Mori' was produced by Maciej Dawidek (Widek) at Nova Studio. The artwork was crafted once again by the talented Niklas Sundin (Dark Tranquility).
Listen to 'Memento Mori' here : https://youtu.be/jx6UYvp6Xic
Order 'Memento Mori' at the following link : http://music.aephanemer.com/album/memento-mori
Dual female-fronted band Your Chance To Die sign worldwide deal with David Ellefson's Underground / EMP Label group
EMP: Underground, the extreme Metal imprint of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label group, has announced the signing of dual-female-fronted Death Metal powerhouse Your Chance To Die, featuring in its ranks ex-Cerebral Bore vocalist Som Plujimers, who will release their debut EMP Release Ex-Nihilo in Spring 2017.
Founded by original members Coca (guitars) and Missi Avila (vocals), YCTD now includes musicians Ron Dalton and Coca Avila (guitars), Thomas White (drums), and second vocalist Som Pluijmers formerly of Cerebral Bore (vocals). With the current line-up solidified, the band has progressed into a melodic death metal machine; complete with symphonic elements, and featuring the dual-female vocal assault of Missi and Som.
On signing to EMPUG, front-persons Missi Avila and Som Pluijmers said,
"Your Chance To Die is honoured to be a part of the EMP label group family. We are very excited about our future with EMP, the new record that we have written, and are very thankful for this amazing team we now have behind us. We have worked very hard on our new songs…to become a new band…with different, new, music…and now a great label. We are very excited to have finally have a team that believes in us to release the new album."
EMP’s A&R Director and Operations Manager Thom Hazaert says,
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome YCTD into the EMP Family. They truly are bringing something new and interesting to the Extreme-Metal table, and we’re very excited that we’re able to partner with them to bring it to the World. Obviously, many in the extreme Metal World are familiar with Som’s amazing work in Cerebral Bore, and I am confident soon YCTD will be a household name in that regard as well.”
YCTD has released 2 full-length records (Suscitacio Somnus 2011; The American Dream 2013)., and are currently finishing up in the studio with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) working on their third full-length album, entitled "Ex Nihilo," to be released by EMP Label Group in early 2017. It will be the first record to feature Thomas White and Ron Dalton, as well as the first with the dual vocals of Missi and Som.
YCTD has a long touring record, including opening national tours for bands like Origin, Wednesday 13, King Parrot, Arsonists Get all The Girls, and Beyond Creation. They are currently booked by Jacob Devries at Tone Deaf Touring Agency in the U.S., Mike van den Heuvel at Loud Noise agency in Europe, and managed by Mark Kloeppel of Extreme Management Group. They have toured as a headlining act in Central America and Mexico, and, most recently, toured Mexico as direct support to extreme metal titans Cryptopsy.
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Italian death metal combo Mechanical God Creation has announced their 10th Anniversary show entitled "10 Anni di Legnate sui Denti", taking place on October 29th at The One Metal Live club in Cassano d'Adda, Italy. The bands who will share the stage with Mechanical God Creation are Necroshine, Coram Lethe, Warmblood, roster mates Omnikage and Haddah.
Facebook Event Page, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/275802946099646/
States the front-lady, Lucy:
"Being in a band means sacrifices, commitment and dedication and not always easy to have perseverance and desire to achieve a goal for so many years, but when you have so much passion in what you do it is not easy to stop. We are really happy to celebrate our birthday with all these great Italian bands and with all our friends! We can't wait for it \m/"
Mechanical God Creation are currently busy writing new material for the third album, scheduled to be released in 2016. Earlier this year the band toured with Septicflesh, supporting them in Russia. A video footage for their song “Walking Dead” has been posted on YouTube, watch it here:
Nothgard to release third album; with Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Jen Majura (Evanescence) And Robse (Equilibrium) on board
Nothgard is proud to announce that their third album, "The Sinner‘s Sake“, is going to be released on September 23rd 2016 via NoiseArt Records. "The Sinner's Sake" includes the following special guests: Jeff Loomis from Arch Enemy, Jen Majura from Evanescence and Robse from Equilibrium.
Founded in 2008 by singer and lead guitarist Dom R. Crey (from Equilibrium), Nothgard drag along the winning ways since their debut album “Warhorns Of Midgard” from 2011. The high technical quality of their guitar work and the epic orchestration of their Melodic Death Metal elates fans and critics alike. In 2014, the band released another epic milestone of deadly Metal, memorable melodies and influences from both neo-classical and folk music called “Age Of Pandora”. In the meantime, Nothgard became members of the NoiseArt Records family, who will escort their new masterpiece “The Sinner‘s Sake” on the band‘s way to the top of the Melodic Death Metal throne.
Starting with an imposing blockbuster intro, “The Sinner‘s Sake” bestirs itself as a fantastic giant. Deadly riffs meet playful, catchy lead guitars, while the epic orchestration arranges for a cinematic atmosphere that will bring goosebumps to your skin!
Completed by Dom R. Crey‘s raw vocals, Nothgard‘s sound is both stormy-spectacular and full of a sublime atmosphere. The top-class guest list on “The Sinner‘s Sake” adds another special mark to the album. No one less than guitar virtuoso Jef Loomis (guest solo in “Iron Sights”), Jen Majura (guest vocals in “Sin Eater” and “Draining Veins”) and Robert “Robse” Dahn (additional growls in “Death Unites”) show up to leave their marks on the respective songs.
With “The Sinner‘s Sake”, Nothgard set of into the most spectacular chapter in the band‘s history so far. The songs that are spiced with cinematic elements will show Nothgard‘s intoxicating vibe on an entirely different level both in the stereo system and live on stage.
On Friday, legendary melodic metal act In Flames released the first double single from their new studio album 'Battles', out on November 11th, and now the band reveal a lyric video for track 'The End'. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/OHVal3o1hbg
You can also hear band members talk about their choice of releasing not only one but two new songs at the same time and why they picked the tracks 'The Truth' and 'The End'. Watch the latest webisode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLnZMbZagak
Recorded in Los Angeles, the 15-track album sees the band taking a new approach while staying true to their vision and encompassing their unique, signature sound. In Flames brought in Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance) as a collaborator on 'Battles', creating an album that speaks to all In Flames fans alike.
Download the two singles 'The Truth' and 'The End' directly here:
If you want to know more about the title choice and the amazing artwork, check out what the band had to say about it in their first webisode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8xmDX1eLOs
'Battles' sees the band making the hooks sharper, the riffs tighter and honing the overall attack in a way that parallels their legendary live shows in an unparalleled fashion.
“When people hear this album I think they're going to instantly know that it's the new In Flames without us repeating the same song over and over, and that's something I'm incredibly proud of,” say singer Anders Fridén.
In Flames will be performing a string of dates in the UK alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed — check out the full tour routing below:
Tuesday 10th - GLASGOW, HYDRO
Thursday 12th - NEWCASTLE, METRO RADIO ARENA
Friday 13th - BIRMINGHAM, GENTING ARENA
Sunday 15th - SHEFFIELD, ARENA
Monday 16th - MANCHESTER, ARENA
Wednesday 18th - NOTTINGHAM, MOTORPOINT ARENA
Thursday 19th - CARDIFF, MOTORPOINT ARENA
Saturday 21st - LONDON, 02 ARENA
You can purchase tickets here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/avenged-sevenfold-tickets
Check out a message from the band about the UK tour here:
Finnish melancholic melodic death metal band Shadecrown have set a release date for their debut album. The album is called Agonia and it is released October 21st 2016 via Inverse Records.
Shadecrown was founded in 2012 by songwriter / keyboardist Saku Tammelin and they have previously released one demo and EP. The band's music consists of many different elements and it's influenced by many metal genres such as thrash and melodic doom metal. In other words Shadecrown's music combines beautiful melancholic melodies and aggressive guitar riffs.
Led Astray music video available here.
Austrian melodic death metal band Relinquished signs with NRT-Records and announce new Album for 2017!
Since 2004 the Multi-Metal players from Relinquished were able to establish quite a name in the german Metal-Scene and can look back on a very successful Career. The Quartet from Kufstein (Austria) first drew Attention to themselves when they released their first EP "Rehearshal Doom" in 2004, thanks to this very EP they were able to convince Bookers and Promoters for them.
https://youtu.be/JZh77Y2hUso (Padded Cell Musikvideo)
Their Albums "Susanna Lies in Ashes" and "Onward Anguishes" are Audio documentaries which give a perfect insight into the continuous development of their music. Even though Relinquished stay true to themselves and created their own, unique sound, these 2 Albums are different from each other, which shows that their Band is steadily developing. Their first album sounded very much like pure Death / Doom with a hint of Black Metal, Onward Anguishes on the other hand already has influences of Alternative- & progressive & Gothic Metal.
https://youtu.be/sIomwvj-z-k (Sinister Dreams Video)
The music videos of the band are remarkable as well, because similar to their records, they brought in a lot of appreciation from their critics and fans. Now Relinquished has signed a record deal with the German Independent-Label NRT-Records and are going to release their third studio album "Addictivities" in the next year via NRT-Records. The label has already tackled the digital re-release of Relinquished's Backing catalogue. Here's a very interesting Interview with the Band.
It only seems like yesterday that Mexico's melodic death metal quartet Nuclear Chaos released their second record Ruins Of The Future. That release also came with the band's first ever music video 'Suffocate' which featured guest vocals from none other than David Vincent of Morbid Angel fame. Having been on the road including a stint in Europe playing at prestigious events such as Wacken Open Air and Metal Days we're now over half way through 2016 and the band have been busy tracking the follow up to that release.
The band comments, "The new record is very different from what we did in the past but it keeps the Nuclear Chaos essence intact. The album will contain many different influences going from melodic death metal to Latin metal. We are very excited about this release and this album will show a stronger and more mature Nuclear Chaos."
With a title yet to be revealed, and a release date slated for early 2017 the band have a new single to bridge the gap. Coinciding with the new single, entitled 'Shockwave', the band have also unleashed a new music video for it. The video was shot in Templo San Lázaro (St. Lazarus Temple), an abandoned church from the 1520's in Mexico City. It was shot, directed and edited by Frank Fletcher and Ponce Chiefs from the Mexican studios Soberbios Films.
"Shockwave is an allusion to what we have lived in the past years," comments the band. "It shows a metaphor of how we overcame some personal problems that we will carry as chains forever. They will always be there as a reminder of what we have gone through but they also show that what doesn't destroy you will make you rise stronger."
French Melodic Death metallers AEPHANEMER have released a new track called 'The Call Of The Wild', taken from the band's much anticipated debut album 'Memento Mori', scheduled for a release on September 16th, 2016 via Primeval Records.
Listen to 'The Call Of The Wild' Here: https://youtu.be/_q0MFVQVMig
'Memento Mori' was produced by Maciej Dawidek (WIDEK) at Nova Studio. The artwork was crafted once again by the talented Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY). Pre-orders will be available from August 16th at store.primevalrecords.fr and music.aephanemer.com
Belgium's Reject The Sickness released Chains of Solitude late in 2015 on Mighty Music, and now it's time for the rest of the world to experience the band's impactful mix of melodic death metal with progressive and metalcore elements. Stream and / or purchase the album at: https://targetgroup.bandcamp.com/album/chains-of-solitude
Check out the official video for "My Agony" at this location.
The band chose to record Chains Of Solitude themselves in their own studio. This way they had the luxury of trial and error, and could take time for the recordings. The mixing and mastering was done by Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound in Holland. "We really liked his work and sound for Textures, Crimson Falls, Scarred, ... The fact that we could communicate in the same language was a huge advantage. He did a great job and we would like to thank him for that."
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