Death Always Wins, the forthcoming sophomore album from Melodic Death / Thrash quartet Dead Asylum, is now streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Brave Words! Go forth and stream with impunity at this location.
Dead Asylum will release Death Always Wins on June 2. On the follow-up to 2013 debut General Carnage, the Vancouver, Canada band has sharpened the songwriting to a fine point and bolstered its established muscular attack with a harder rhythmic punch and an even deadlier arsenal of riffs!
Pre-order the album at https://deadasylum.bandcamp.com/album/death-always-wins
A lyric video for the new single is available now at https://youtu.be/kCQeUqu6ET4. The band previously released the official video for "Forgotten Sacrifice," which can be viewed at this location.
With an unexpected combination of thrash and melodeath elements reminiscent of the Gothenburg Sound (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, et al), Dead Asylum's Death Always Wins is one killer listen! The songs on Death Always Wins range from thrashy headbangers, to technical compositions, and 'chantable', heavy metal anthems. While it might seem like their sound covers the spectrum of metal, everything is tied together by brutal dual vocals and melodic leads. Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and-as the band name alludes-twisted facets of the human psyche. The band's famously intense live shows are about to get fiercer when the new material is left beaten and bloodied on the stage!
Death Always Wins was tracked at Jam Factory Studios in Port Coquitlam, BC; recorded and edited by Roger Mowat; and mix/mastered by Chris Holmes. Pierre-Alain (3mmi Design) was responsible for the album art.
Drummer Samantha Landa in many ways defines Dead Asylum's unbridled energy and inability to ever just stand still. Landa performed with Brazilian Thrashers and Napalm Records artist Nervosa for three months throughout North America and Europe in 2016, including on a tour package that also featured Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Enforcer. And all the while ran her online business from the road! Landa even served as a Pool Girl on the annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Dead Asylum will hit the road for the "American SaniTOURium" Tour, beginning in August. Confirmed dates thus far can be found below.
Old school melodic death metal band from St. Petersburg, Russia, Reclaim The Future to release its debut album “The Last Quiet Day” on May, 26 through Musica Productions.
First single “Lifestyle” listen in Youtube clip: https://youtu.be/FXnsFKskML
Italian death metal combo Mechanical God Creation are set to enter the studio soon to record their third album! Furthermore the band has announced their new shows.
Comments the band:-
"We are happy to announce these two new concerts, May 20 with Soul Rape, and for the first time in July 1st we will play in Norway where we have been invited to perform at Garasje Festival. We are excited to announce that we have completed the composition of the new album, and we will soon reveal the date of entry into the studio."
May 20th - Wanted Pub - Galliate, Italy
(more information at https://www.facebook.com/events/213291032494320)
July 1st - Garasje Festival - Norway
(more information at http://garasjefestival.no)
New shows will be announced shortly.
Earlier this year Mechanical God Creation toured with Septicflesh, supporting them in Russia. A video footage for their song “Walking Dead” has been posted on YouTube, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJo7JU46X_0
Melodic death metal band Noumena, hailing from Finland, released their new album ”Myrrys” yesterday. The band celebrated the release with an intriguing music video of the doomy and gloomy track “Kirouksen kantaja” (“The Bearer of the Curse”). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcC2zO_D4T8
"In "Kirouksen kantaja" dreamlike, slow melodies weave landscape over the melancholic, down-tempo song. Musical themes are given time to develop - in contrast to this hectic world where people's worth is measured by their ability to perform", analyses guitarist Ville Lamminaho, the writer of the song
Lyrically the song is about overcoming obstacles and gathering strength, "finding the flame inside", to battle the curses that most people carry, in a form or another.
The music video reveals what kind of duties and incidents a Finnish park ranger faces, when searching for a lost metal band in the woods. The story carries the audience into the heart of Finnish wilderness and mystery. The video manages to capture and visualize the themes and the atmosphere of “Myrrys”.
Jack of all trades, Jyrki Muromäki came up with the idea, directed, filmed and edited the video. He has collaborated with Noumena before with the music video ”Sleep”.
”Myrrys” (old Finnish, ruckus, tumult or uproar) is the 5th album from Noumena. Previously the band has used English. The album themes, including Finnish nature and cultural heritage, and intimate stories required the use of Finnish this time. The new album has received warm welcome already in the reviews. During the autumn 2017 Noumena is hitting the stage in Finland and abroad.
“Myrrys” is released by Haunted Zoo Productions, which is an independent record label established by Noumena members. Distribution by Playground Music and Inverse Records. Released in Russia by FONO under the license from Haunted Zoo Productions. Album is released in CD/LP/DIGI.
Finnish metal patrol Torchia are currently recording their debut album. The album will be produced by Finnish producer legend Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Ensiferum, Amorphis), who will create sounds to match the infernal essence of Torchia.
The lead guitarist and artistic leader of Torchia, Ville Riitamaa states:
"All the bands sound the same nowadays! I wouldn't care even if we had a crappy sound, as long as it's something different!"
Recording started in May at Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Audience can expect the same frantic death assault heard on promotional releases, but with more filth and danger.
Comment on making the debut album from vocalist Eetu Hentunen:
“We agreed with Hiili that we'll make this the hardest hitting metal album to come out of Finland this year! Master Riitamaa has laid down solid riffs to guide the listener through the gutters of existential agony and the hordes of war. Totally fucking classic material!”
The record will be released later this year.
Eyes Wide Open are thrilled to announce that they have signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for their upcoming release.
Kristofer from the band states:
"We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level ".
Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicised and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!
Since their humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden, back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open have become one of the forerunners in the Swedish Metal Scene. With clear melodies and catchy riffs they deliver an immense sound as they lead the way in the Melodic Death Metal genre.
Spring 2012 saw the release of their debut EP “Revelations” which was followed by their fist album “Aftermath”. Their music is aired on radio channels globally and Eyes Wide Open have gained a loyal following of 50K+ fans and counting!
The band built on this success with the release of the single “Blindead” which they supported with multiple performances across Europe including the headliner slot at the Swedish Metal Invasion tour in 2016.
2016/2017, E.W.O come back to life with the highly anticipated third and final part of their pre-announced album trilogy. Erik Engstrand has stepped up as the bands new vocalist to cement Eyes Wide Open as a cutting edge entity. With Erik leading the way and the band at it’s peak they are about to unleash a full force melodic death metal album.
E.W.O reach for the sky and extend their hand to the world….
And So it begins!
Finnish epic metallers Wintersun proudly present their new second guitarist - 27-year old Asim Searah. Asim was born in Pakistan and moved to Finland at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music and has been playing in several bands and projects since then.
Jari Mäenpää commented:
"We've known him for a long time and we knew he is a great singer, but we didn't realise how talented and skilful a guitar player he is. Asim was actually the first one who sent us an audition video, which surprised us very positively. After the video auditions and two rounds of live auditions we realised he was exactly what we were looking for. He is very motivated and passionate with a good heavy metal attitude - a great guitar player and vocalist to improve the live sound of Wintersun even further!"
"It's an honour to be a part of a band that I have looked up to for many years. It's definitely a dream come true and I'm super excited to share the stage with Wintersun!"
You can follow Asim on his social media channels:
Check out Wintersun's crowdfunding trailer (incl. song snippets):
Due to high demand, you can still support the band at their IndieGoGo campaign until April 30th: www.indiegogo.com/projects/wintersun-crowdfunding
Wintersun's third studio album 'The Forest Seasons', will also be released physically though Nuclear Blast in July.
Belgian modern melodic death metallers Hexa Mera have unleashed a 360° video for the title-track from their second upcoming full-length album, "Enlightenment", which will be released on March 31st. The track is now streaming via YouTube here:- https://youtu.be/t2qxdeRXdHE
The band has the following to say about the track:-
'Enlightenment' is the title track of our new album. The song is heavy yet fragile, and the lyrics tie the whole album together. It's a very emotional track, as if the five of us took a slice of our soul and put it into music. It's about finding your path, finding a sense of purpose. It's about accepting your place in the universe. It's about enlightenment. We get goosebumps every time we play it."
The band has the following to say about "Enlightenment": "The idea to use the age of enlightenment as theme for this album was forged right after we released our debut album ‘Human Entropy’. The world was and still is spinning out of control: Extremists became a larger threat to our civilization, human and animal rights are being violated, political correctness is censoring the truth, media focusing on sales instead of news value, and so much more… the world never was an utopic place, but with the information we got, it seemed to become worse. We felt fear, disappointment, but most of all, we felt anger. Because we felt powerless, the only thing we could do was to speak out, and this is exactly what this album is about."
The official ‘Enlightenment’ release-show will take place on April 1st at the renowned ‘Nijdrop’ venue in Opwijk, Belgium. More information can be found here.
Finnish epic melodic death metal masters Wintersun have launched their crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their own headquarter studio. You will have time until March 31st to pre-order the “Forest Package” for 50€ directly from the band, which includes the digital high quality files of the new album 'The Forest Seasons' as well as the instrumental version of the release, a version with isolated tracks and both their last two albums with a remastered sound. In addition you will also receive the audio of the band’s impressive show “Live At Tuska 2013”.
Watch the campaign video of Wintersun including snippets of new song material here:
Support the band and help them reach their crowdfunding goal by contributing here at IndieGoGo: www.indiegogo.com/projects/wintersun-crowdfunding
Front man Jari Mäenpää states:
“Here it is guys!!! We welcome you to change the future of Wintersun and the Wintersun fans for the better! We are doing this crowdfunding campaign by working directly with you guys to take Wintersun together to the next level. We are offering you an amazing crowdfunding package called the 'Forest Package', which has a lot of epic content including our 3rd full length album "The Forest Seasons". Please go to our IndieGoGo page to check out our crowdfunding video to learn more about our vision for the future, about our new album and all the great stuff we are offering! And remember, this deal and the crowdfunding will last only this month, ending on March 31st 2017! Make sure to watch the whole video! Music from the new album throughout the video! TURN UP THE VOLUME AND ENJOY!“
In July, Nuclear Blast will release the physical formats of 'The Forest Seasons' (the pre-order will start soon) and on the same day, you will receive the download link for “The Forest Package” if you purchased the album directly from the band.
In the meantime you can witness the band's return to the stage at the following festivals:
07. - 10.06. S Sölvesborg - Sweden Rock Festival
30.06. - 02.07. FIN Helsinki - Tuska Open Air
11. - 13.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
10. - 13.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
16. - 19.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
18. - 19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More Than Fest
The Spanish Melodic Death Metal band In Thousand Lakes have just released their second album “Age Of Decay” through Xtreem Music.
"Age of Decay" was recorded at Chromaticity Studios (Vhäldemar, Rise To Fall...). This new album means a huge step for the band where they reflect all their influences that goes from European styled Death Metal to Heavy Metal, Thrash, Progressive...
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