Italy's Epic/Melodic Death Metal band Hell's Guardian present the video streamer for "Colorful Dreams" (feat. Ark) with a mash-up of the band's previous official videos "Blood Must Have Blood" ( https://youtu.be/lTKIkcKLJ5U) and "Crystal Door" (https://youtu.be/9VoLYsplWh8), which were taken off from the new album "As Above So Below".
Watch the video streamer for "Colorful Dreams (feat. Ark)" at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ilubQwg3CQ&feature=youtu.be
Hell's Guardian released their new album, entitled "As Above So Below" on September 14th 2018. The album has been recorded by Media Factory Esine studios of Fabrizio Romani and mixed and mastered by Michele Guaitoli (Temperance, Kaledon) at the Groove Factory Studios in Udine and hosts singers like Adrienne Cowan (Winds of Plague, Light & Shade), Marco Pastorino (Temperance) also as vocal producer and Ark Nattlig Ulv (Ulvedharr).
The band comments:
"Three years after the release of our last record, we can say that this new album will mark a musical turning point for us, abandoning the fantasy themes and focusing on real issues that life can reserve in each one of us. All this with a sound that is closer and closer to the typical Scandinavian Melodic Death mould with tight rhythms, guitar riffs which are less epic but with impact, and orchestrations designed by Samuele Faulisi (Atlas Pain), from typical classical instruments up to modern parts with synths, more focused collaborations, from the guest singers to the musicians who collaborated with us in the studio, they made everything more natural and spontaneous without forcing, all with a powerful mix."
Below is the tracklist and cover designed by Gustavo Sazes (Amaranthe, Kamelot, Arch Enemy, Machine Head)
Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are proud to the announce the release of their tenth album, "Hexed", on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals the official music video for 'Under Grass And Clover' which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/1gpfzCxiQ-A
COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments:-
“'Under Grass and Clover' is the sound of COB on fire and has been my favourite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right .”
Pre-order your copy of Hexed here: http://nblast.de/COBHexed
"Hexed" saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila (I Worship Chaos, Halo Of Blood, Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper & Hate Crew Deathroll) who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover:-
“For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school. We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.“
Stay tuned for more information about the album as well as announcements about the band's upcoming US tour in the spring and European trek in the summer!
After a period of strong live activity, the Italy based five-piece Black Therapy is back with a new album, “Echoes Of Dying Memories”!
The 3rd full length, follow-up to their “In The Embrace Of Sorrow, I Smile” album, is a more mature take on melodic death metal, spanning all the different shades of the genre and retaining the atmosphere of melancholy, which has always been a trademark of their music.
The album features also two very special guests: Asim Searah (Wintersun) playing an intense guitar solo on “Scars”, and Sami El Kadi (Adimiron) providing some dreamy vocal lines on “Ruins”.
The sound was crafted with the help of Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio (Eyeconoclast, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hideous Divinity) and the artwork comes from the mind of the talented Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow, Insomnium, Wolfheart).
“Echoes Of Dying Memories” will be released 11th March 2019 via Black Lion Records.
BLACK THERAPY ARE
Giuseppe Di Giorgio- Vocals
Lorenzo Carlini- Bass Guitar
Andrea Mataloni- Guitar
Davide Celletti - Guitar
Luca Marini- Drums
Following a long time of silence little was to be known about the future of The Duskfall album now the band is back with their most anticipated sixth full length called 'The Everlasting Shadows' to be released in 2019. The band is currently doing final touches to the mixing and mastering before its time to reveal a teaser in the coming months! The bands leader Mikael Sanforf says this album contains some of the finest material to date!
Stay tuned for more info coming months!
The Duskfall are:-
Mikael Sandorf - Vocals
Ronny Edlund - Guitar
Jakob Björnfot - Guitar
Anton Lindbäck - Bass
Sebastian Lindgren - Drums
Dutch melodic death metallers The Invict are set to release their debut full-length "A Sun That Never Sets" on November 5th via Profane Records.
The band comments:-
“We have been working incredibly hard on our debut full-length "A Sun That Never Sets", so it feels great to finally release this record into the world. We truly hope you enjoy it as much as we did writing, recording and playing those songs. Bang your head and hopefully see you on the road! We would love to hear what you think. #sharingiscaring "
The opening track, "My Shrine", has already been released as a single on September 17th and it's available on all major streaming platforms.
Profane Records: https://www.profanerecords.com
All Metal Agency: https://www.allmetalagency.nl/
Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2017 album, Evocation II - Pantheon. The band have already ensconced themselves at Tommy Vetterli's Newsound Studio in Switzerland to kick off the recording process.
A year ago, the band released the first single 'Rebirth', which gave fans an exclusive taster of what to expect from the forthcoming album. Now the band is back in the studio to record the whole album.
The band have released an official video statement from the studio: https://youtu.be/W46wFWRZjg4
The official video for 'Rebirth' was produced by Wolfgang Wolman and Oliver Sommer (AVA Studios) and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/d-pSq4MJmy8
Eluveitie released their second studio album Slania over a decade ago and to celebrate, the band have announced a very special anniversary edition of this masterpiece. Slania - 10 Years includes a raft of bonus tracks, including demos and acoustic versions, and will be released on November 16th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Pre-order Slania - 10 Years here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieSlania10Years
The track listing of the 10th anniversary edition reads:
02. Primordial Breath
03. Inis Mona
04. Grey Sublime Archon
06. Bloodstained Ground
07. The Somber Lay
08. Slania’s Song
11. Calling The Rain
13. Samon (Acoustic Version)
14. Interview With Slania
15. Samon (demo)
16. Primordial Breath (demo)
17. Inis Mona (demo)
18. Bloodstained Ground (demo)
19. Tarvos (demo)
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
Dead End Finland releases on the 25th of October a third single as an appetizer for the upcoming album on which they are currently working on. The fourth full length album will be released in 2019 via Inverse Records.
The new song 'War Forevermore' consists elements from modern to traditional metal combined with Dead End Finland's familiar symphonic soundtrack style.
Watch 'War Forevermore' video: https://youtu.be/QNH3HtHLwIQ
Listen to the single on:
Mikko Virtanen - Vocals
Santtu Rosén - Guitars & Bass
Miska Rajasuo - Drums
Jarno Hänninen - Keys
Black Lion Records are proud to welcome Texas Melodic Doom Death metallers Hinayana into Black Lion,
Casey Hurd - Guitar/Vocals
Erik Shtaygrud - Guitar
Joseph Maniscalco - Bass
Daniel Vieira - Drums
Michael Anstice - Keyboard
We’re thrilled and proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with Hinayana.
Originally created as a one man project by Casey Hurd, who solely wrote and recorded the "Endless" demo/EP. Casey and crew has moulded Hinayana into the full fledge Death/Doom monster it is today and it now ranks as the hardest hitting band around the thrash lands of Texas.
With a fresh album out, Hinayana took the world with storm with their debut album “Order Divine” that was released earlier this summer.
Constantly playing live and opening for great acts such as Carach Angren, Wolfheart, Mors Principium Est and many more, together with a successful debut album that quickly spread through the scene like fire, the band is now getting ready to take over the world.
Black Lion will be reissuing their debut album “Order Divine” (CD/Digital and other secret formats) in 2018 and 2019 , the band is currently working on a new EP expected to see the light sometime in next year. More exciting new shows and a first European festival already on the way, ready to be announced shortly.
Black Lion comments:
“We are beyond excited to be able to work together with Hinayana! Upon discovering the band in early 2018, we were blown away by the massive sound and the professionalism that the band presented, both visually and sonically.
“We are proud to announce partnership with Black Lion Records of Sweden! We are very proud to be a part of the Black Lion family and to be working so closely with people who believe in us. We’d like to thank Oliver Dahlback for giving us this opportunity, we look forward to the many amazing things that will inevitably follow from this partnership!”
After getting to know the band and having the opportunity to talk things through over the summer, we are pleased to finally be able to announce the collaboration between Hinayana and Black Lion.
Spanish Melodic Death Metal band Aeolian premieres Silent Witness album in full, released on September 12th by Snow Wave Records:
From the sunny island of Mallorca, Spain, this environmentally oriented melodic death metal group are releasing their debut album. Aeolian mix their blackened death metal with some death thrash and folk elements. Inspired by the beautiful nature on their home island, their lyrics address the fears of conserving natural diversity and the threat humans as a species pose to the habitat.
The debut album Silent Witness has been produced by Miguel A. Riutort (The Unity,Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Hirax).
The incredible cover artwork has been licensed from Kilian Eng (Concept artist for Disney, HBO, Marvel, Red Bull, Sony, The New York Times etc.)
The name Silent Witness takes its meaning from how nature cannot speak for itself. Every song on this album has been written from the point of view of nature.
Vocals - Daniel Perez
Guitars - Raúl Morán
Guitars - Gabi Escalas
Bass - Toni Mainez
Drums - Alberto Barrientos
Rockshots Records is proud their latest signing of Italian melodic death metal band Manam for the release of their debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" on November 23rd, 2018. Formed in late 2017 by mastermind Marco Salvador, Manam creates a unique style that spaces on all the horizons of melodic death metal, changing from song to song and touching different genres, but always strictly bound to its main concept. Inspired by bands such as Wintersun, Opeth and Trivium, they create an immersive experience complete with custom stage clothes and decorations to go along with their mixing of extreme guitar melodies, power metal riffs, acoustic guitars, and powerful vocals (both clean and rough) supported by blasting and eclectic drums.
Their 9 song debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" promises intricate melodies, a deep meaning and great story through the lyrics. Focusing on being dynamic and including the audience, they are eager to bring their spiritual approach to life, depicted through melancholic and atmospheric music to new fans around the world.
Marco Salvador explains:
“We want to only make concept albums so that the listener can immerse themselves into a journey, embraced by the atmosphere of the music, but still able to make her/his own experience, bringing with them the unique meaning she/he will find in our music. With our future albums, we're also planning to expand this experience with visual art, some movies, and for the third album, we hope there will be a book too, to expand on our visions.”
Marco Salvador: Vocals, Lead Guitar
Fabiola Bellomo: Rhythm Guitar
Marco Montipò: Bass, Backing Vocals
Nicola De Cesero: Drums
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