Napalm Records are excited to announce the signing of Michigan’s Walls Of Jericho, who are currently conjuring up their new album which will be released via Napalm Records later this year.
Drummer Dustin Schoenhofer expressed the band's excitement and honor they have being accepted into the Napalm Records family, whilst suggesting previous record label deals were not 100% satisfactory as the band "are looking forward to finally finding the right partnership"; indicating not all was well with previous relationships. The band are grateful for their fans and families patience as it has been seven years since the band had released an album.
Napalm Records' Vice-President Thomas Caser expressed his delight at the news, calling Walls Of Jericho "one of the most exciting acts out of this genre", heavily praising their live performances and expressing his belief that the band stands out in the music industry.
Walls Of Jericho seem to have gone from strength to strength, negating the whole genre-tagging and image fiasco that never seems to end in the music industry, whilst using their wealth of talent to create music meant to last and stand on it's own feet.
Walls Of Jericho is:
Evyltyde have announced they will be starting work on their debut album come 4th October 2014.
Recording for the as-yet untitled album will kick off at The Boneyard Studio in Swansea (Wales, United Kingdom) and is scheduled to run through to early November, with a release penciled for mid-December or early January.
The 10-track digital release will include 5 songs that currently feature as part of Evyltyde’s live set; ‘Living To Die’, ‘Kick You Down’, ‘Guilty’, ‘Hollow’ and ‘Fly Away’ plus another 5 new songs that the band are currently developing.
The special edition CD release will not only contain the 10 new recordings, but remixed and remastered versions of Evyltyde’s previous releases as well. “It’s going to have quite a mix of styles, not just ten songs that all sound the same. If you’ve seen us live then you’ll know what to expect, if not, then I guess it will be a bit of a surprise for some”, comments Danny Merton (guitars).
“We’re super excited about it, I spent two years living in Swansea, so it’s almost a sort of homecoming for me. It will be great to be able to take the time to work on the material and to be able to spend a week doing nothing but singing will be awesome!" remarks Hannah Delany (vocals).
WATCH the "Killer" music video HERE:
LISTEN to the "Fight" Acoustic Version HERE:
READ the James Holder "Killer" review HERE:
English Melodic Extreme metallers Bloodshot Dawn have launched their Kickstarter campaign in support of their second and as-of-yet untitled album.
Check It out right here.
On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch Bloodshot Dawn have been releasing a series of videos leading to the official launch offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews and some new album demo snippets. Check out the videos below.
Crowd-Funding Project Announced & First Glimpse Of New Drummer Janne Jalmona
Artwork Sneak Preview & Guitar Ideas
Album Guests Announced & Bass Ideas
More Album Guests Announced, Guitars & Tour Plans
The official video for the song “Cold Rain” by Spanish metallers Kilmara can be seen here. The track is taken from the band’s third album, “Love Songs And Other Nightmares“, which will be released April 8th worldwide via Sony Music. The CD was tracked at Grapow Studios with Grapow at the helm. The cover artwork was created by Canadian artist Jessica Allain, known for her work in digital photo manipulation. Photos were taken by Gina Roma from Spain.
Christian Wolfgang Kohl (vocals)
Jonathan Portillo (guitar)
Enrique Torres (guitar)
Javier Morillo (drums)
Raul Ruiz (bass)
Guests on the new album are Dave Imbernön from Enuma Elish on keyboards and Kaleb from the young Spanish Pagan Death metal band Drakum on the violin.
“Love Songs And Other Nightmares” will probably be the heaviest Kilmara album up to date and finally make the breakthrough on European and international level.
German Melodic Death Metal outfit Sapiency, has released the official music video for "Unknown Enemy." Taken from the band's latest release, "Tomorrow", the Mateusz Schwyrz directed video can be seen at this location.
Late last year, "Tomorrow" was given its official North American release via a digital distribution deal with Eclipse Records. Preview and purchase the album at the link below:
Sapiency and Metalriot.com have joined forces to offer fans a chance to win a free copy of Tomorrow and more. Three winners will be chosen at random to win Sapiency music and merch. For details on prizes and how to enter, visit:
"Tomorrow" engages with absolute power and a more organic sound right from the first note, striking the perfect balance of melody and heaviness. With "Tomorrow", Sapiency has established themselves as the spearhead of German melodic death metal.
"...the whole album just sounds like one solid, angry beast trying to beat your brain out of your head." [9.5/10] - Rise Above the Anchor
"...if you crave non-stop energy and pummeled instruments creating your music, then this album was tailor made for you." - www.metalexpressradio.com
"Full of melodic texture and depth, this new album will quite easily take hold of your heart." - MetalMouth.net
"Tomorrow is a richly satisfying and exciting confrontation which does not carve out new ventures to contemplate but employs existing invention in its own unique and wholly exhilarating way. Sapiency is a band we are destined to hear much more of ahead and undoubtedly enjoy at even greater heights as the promise also burning brightly across the album suggests." - Ringmaster Reviews
LARS BITTNER - hard vocals
KRSTO BALIC - xtra hard vocals
RENE RITZMANN - git.
HOLGER WENCK - git.
SEBASTIAN (FAXE) FIX - bass
KAI VOSS FELS - drums
Hailing from Stockholm, Beyond Visions is a fresh and emotionally charged melodic metal band fronted by the amazing singer Rebecka, whose sorrowful yet dynamic vocals are backed up by talented axeman Alex and skilled drummer Henrik.
Beyond Visions’ "Your face is familiar" is an album whose articulated songwriting is going to cause quite a stir in the melodic heavy / rock scene.
"Your face is familiar" is scheduled for a digital release date of 1st October 2013, the PREsale will be available on iTunes from 23rd September 2013
India's extreme metal veterans Demonic Resurrection have completed 13 years as a band and announced their 4th full-length album.
This is a huge move for the metal band as when they were featured on Sam Dunn's 'Global Metal' documentary in 2007 (which was 6 years ago), the Indian Metal scene was noted as only just starting to expand and at that point no major metal band had played in India, until legends Iron Maiden played there which evidently proved to be a revelation and fans from all over the Indian subcontinent (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc) came to watch the show.
As for Demonic Resurrection, they were the first Indian Metal band to be signed to a Western record label, British label Candlelight Records. However 2 years later fellow countrymen Kryptos ended up being signed to German label AFM Records. Demonic Resurrection then went on to play at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, this sparked off a series of Indian Metal bands also playing in Europe.
The band made the following update as well as releasing a photo album of their studio drum tracking sessions,:
"On 6th April 2000 we, played our first show with Naked Earth, Sceptre and Metakix. We complete 13 years as a band today. We have no special announcements, no special events planned, no special release or anything. The last two years have been very hard for us and none the less we've not given up, we may be down now but we're far from out. At this point we're am however happy to say that we have hit the studios and begun recording our 4th full-length album. It will be released this year so stay tuned. A massive thanks to all our fans, well wishers and supporters who have kept us going over years and supported us. Cheers & Stay Demonic!"
The album is being recorded at Demonic Studios with front-man Demonstealer doubling up as producer as well.
View the facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151612157029783.1073741827.8397514782&
Canadian melodic metal outfit, Shreddy Krueger, are excited to announce that they will be hitting the studio in March with Jeff Schneeweis (Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights, Secret And Whisper) to beging the recording of their debut full length album. The album will be a follow up to their EP "Curses" that was released last autumn. The new record is slated for a late summer / early autumn release via InVogue Records.
_Swedish guitar sensation “Stefan Lindholm” of Vindictiv and Raven Lord joins the ranks with VGS Guitars. Stefan uses the VGS E-Gitarre Pro Series Screech – Model “VG507.305 Faded Transparent Black”
Stefan says: “I’m very happy to be part of the VGS family and I wish to thank VGS for granting me the privilege to play this axe.”
Swedish Melodic / Progressive metaller Vindictiv and multi national metaller Raven Lord are currently in the studio to record new albums.
Stefan Lindholm was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1973 and picked up the guitar at the age of 15 after his father bought him his first electric guitar, which incidentally was the well known and highly appreciated: “Emperador Strat” from the Kasuga Factory in Japan, which he played through a Squire 15-watt amplifier to his neighbourghs cheerful delight. After two years of intensive playing, he took private tutoring from guitarist Mike Wead, known for his involvement with bands such as: “Candlemass”, “The Haunted”, “King Diamond”, “Momento Mori” and “Hexenhaus”.
Stefan Lindholm is also endorsed by “Manne Guitars” and “Hughes & Kettner AMPS”.
_Multinational Melodic Metal band Eden's Curse has signed a worldwide management deal with Germany’s Rock 'N' Growl management. The band is also making progress in the writing process for their fourth album; a snippet from a new demo track called “Losing My Faith” can be streamed here:
Bassist Paul Logue says: “We are delighted to welcome Axel to the EC family and we look forward to making great strides in taking Eden’s Curse to the masses. Our primary goal is get out and play to as many people as possible over the next few years, and with Axel’s experience and extensive network of contacts, we are confident we have the right guy beside us”.
Marco Sandron – Vocals
Thorsten Koehne – Guitars
Paul Logue – Bass
Pete Newdeck – Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio - Keyboards
The band announced in March that Italian vocalist Marco Sandron is the new voice of 'The Curse' with the release of their brand new single and promotional video “Time To Breathe“. The track is currently available for free download at www.EdensCurse.com and the video can be viewed here:
The band are also thrilled to announce play Dokkem Open Air Festival in Holland on Saturday 30th June alongside Arch Enemy, Jon Oliva’s Pain and Dominici – www.dokkemopenair.eu/nl/bands/207
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