After recently announcing the release of their upcoming album 'I, The Mask', out on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), Swedish legends In Flames are ready to unleash the third single off their 13th studio piece. The title track, 'I, The Mask' is another heavy anthem accompanied by a visually stimulating lyric video that gives us the first look into the album’s intricate artwork.
Watch the lyric video here: https://youtu.be/x0sujFluBlE.
Stream or download the new anthem, here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMaskSingle
The pre-order for 'I, The Mask' as well as several exclusive album pre-order bundles are live NOW. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of 'I Am Above', '(This Is Our) House' and 'I, The Mask'.
Digital pre-orders: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask.
Nuclear Blast bundles with vinyl available in black, white or light blue:
'I, The Mask' will be available in all formats to accommodate all fans:
Digipak CD (12 tracks + 1 bonus)
Standard digital album (12 tracks)
2 LP Vinyl (12 tracks + limited edition Jesterhead pop-up in gatefold)
Mailorder edition with Jesterhead mask
Vocalist Anders Fridén says of the new track release and pre-order:
“We’re always eager to release new music that we’ve been waiting so long to share with our fans, so days like today are always special to us. The title track is one of our favorite songs on the album so choosing it to release early was pretty easy. This is our 13th album, but every new piece of music we reveal still brings the same amount of excitement and surrealism that this is what we get to do. We can’t wait to experience these songs live together with you for the first time, but in the meantime, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy.”
Zenit's "Black Paper" full-length album coming in February (January in Italy) via Time To Kill Records.
Italian metallers Zenit are ready to unleash their new effort called "Black Paper" featuring 8 tracks of dreamy and melodic modern metal.
Formed in 2013, Zenit are a young and ambitious band, continuously striving for excellence while blending modern heavy sounds. The band's eclectic approach brings in elements of djent, progressive and outright classic metal to produce dynamic, turbulent and soaring songs.
Their new album, "Black Paper", was recorded at Rome's Kick Recording Studio by renowned producer Marco Mastrobuono (COFFIN BIRTH, HOUR OF PENANCE, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE).
Federico Fracassi - Vocals
Andrea Pedruzzi - Bass & Growls
Simone Prudenzi - Guitars
Daniele Carlo - Drums
Zenit will celebrate the release of "Black Paper" with a hometown show on the 4th of January, 2019. Facebook event HERE.
Canadian metallers All Else Fails are ready to release their new album ‘The False Sanctuary’, coming 2 years after the last critically-acclaimed full length ‘The Forever Lie’. Keeping with their tradition of crushingly heavy and progressive metal they have composed 2 new songs for this album and included 5 B-sides from ‘The Forever Lie’, which were never released digitally.
To accentuate this album they have also released a music video for the first single ‘A Dream of Names’. Technical guitar parts are juxtaposition against melodic vocals in the band’s 10th music video, a moody visual for the thought provoking lyrics that address the current state of the world.
“In a lot of ways this album is at a state of the union address. It's been 2 years since the release of The Forever Lie, and already the themes of financial corruption, abuse of religious power, and political scandal seem tame. I wrote this one half with a sarcastic smirk, half with an crippling sense that we are well past the point of return.” says Barrett Klesko (vocals, guitar).
Produced by Barrett Klesko
Engineered by: Barrett Klesko
Mixed by: Bevin Booth
Mastered by: Bevin Booth
Artwork by: Danny Perdana
All Else Fails is:
Barrett Klesko: Vocals, Guitar, Programming
Mike Sands: Guitar
Cody Lee: Bass, Vocals
Nelson Collins-Lee: Drums
Germany-based Modern Metal/Metalcore act A Long Way To Fall have released the first single of their upcoming debut album "Faces“ as a video. The clip can be watched here:
"Faces“ will be released on January 11th, 2019, via Rockaine Records.
Germany-based A Long Way To Fall first saw light in 2016 and has been polishing their very own brand of modern heavy music ever since. The quintet features the talents of vocalist Bastian Fleischmann, guitarists Daniel Brück & Kevin Kübler, bassist Pascal Egner and drummer Thiemo Schnurr. In April 2016, they released their debut EP “Hatesmosphere” with Rockaine Music, gathered stunning press feedback and manifested the signature sound of the band – emotional melodic heaviness.
Only a few months after their first release, the band took their time to write their first full length album called “Faces” which will be released on December 14th via Rockaine Music / Rough Trade. The band stays true to their roots and blends their heavy sound with the influence of bands like Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. A Long Way To Fall‘s debut album is full of creativity, headbangable riff s and emotional lyrics inspired by the experiences of every band-member.
Their relentless, energized live shows at countless clubs and music festivals continue to grow their amazing reputation.
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Finnish modern metal act Kneel Before The Death has released a new single and music video Miserere Mei.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/RKByp6dUWP0
Listen the single:
The band describe their music as modern metal with black atmosphere. The band was founded in 2013 by guitarist Niko Lappalainen and drummer Konsta Vihavainen. Later that year singer Aatu Kovanen and bass player Joonas Peltonen joined the band. Kneel Before The Death has released two EPs; The First Chapter (2014) and Life/Death (2016). In addition to these, the band has also one single release, The Bloodline (2015). Finnish new metal community has given a warm welcome for the band's music.
During couple years of silence Kneel Before The Death has been absorbing ideas for their new sound and for the new material. You might be able to hear influences taken from symphonic black metal to 80's synthwave.
The band backgrounds the latest release:
"Miserere Mei was written during the past couple of years of the band's silence. We wanted to create something new and interesting that we have been looking for around the metal music in Finnish and worldwide. We had a vision of huge musical atmosphere, which would have the modern sound we were looking for, but which still respects the old school metal music. Lyrics of the song talk about controversial, but very everyday topics, such as addiction, self-hatred, religion and forgiveness. The final touch what the song needed was added in the mixing process by Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, At The Gates)."
Kneel Before The Death has returned to the stages and is ready to release new material. The band's new single, Miserere Mei, is a foretaste of the coming.
Following the release of 2016’s King of Everything, and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album Cloud Factory on Napalm Records, fans have chomping at the bit for new music from Jinjer. Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes!
Jinjer will release a brand new 5 track EP entitled Micro – OUT ON January 11th 2019!
“Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our „King of Everything“ album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs had grown bigger than you could imagine and we converted all that energy into something special and brand new ... And it seems like we’ve created a monster and I can't wait for all of you to give it a listen!”
Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band Jinjer have quickly become one the most talked-about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by Loudwire as “Technical, Groovy and Anthemic,” Jinjer have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled “Ape.,” which has been garnering significant airplay on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal.
Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band Jinjer have quickly become one of the most talked about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by Loudwire as “Technical, Groovy and Anthemic,” Jinjer have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled “Ape.” The single is available for purchase and streaming HERE.
Watch the video for “Ape” HERE.
Bassist Euge Kostyuk comments on the new song “Ape”
"It's been two years since we have released new material, and it was high time to bring something brand new to the table. By last Spring we collected a bunch of musical ideas which we eagerly wanted to turn into songs, in other words we really had something to say with our music. So here you are! This Fall is the season of Jinjer.”
Since the release of 2016’s “King of Everything”, Jinjer’s groundbreaking second album “Cloud Factory” was re-issued in February 2018, both via Napalm Records.
Spanish melodic death metallers Rise To Fall have published a brand new video for the single "Acid Drops", which was taken off from the band's upcoming and fourth full-length, "Into Zero", which is set to be released on September 30th.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hmXHu-VWds&feature=youtu.be
You can pre-order "Into Zero" right here: www.risetofall.net/shop
For The Wicked, a Trapcore (self titled ‘’Fake Metal’’) band from Transylvania, Romania, has released a new video called Beez Neez
Beez Neez is about the current state of their Balkan country where ‘’the church’’ has a major influence on people’s lives more or less subliminally dictating what they think and feel by a gospel of fear and greed. This unfortunate condition may be used by those that have luckily skipped the mindless brainwashing as the motivation to accomplish anything and stand for their own actions with confidence, while turning their backs on a prefabricated artificial ‘’god’’, a boogie-man meant to scare those that try to catch glimpses of what’s behind the still standing walls of post-communism.
The video for Beez Neez is out now can be seen HERE
About For the Wicked
Gabriel Ichim- Bassist
Founded in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, in 2015, For the Wicked was considered one of the most interesting and ambitious band appearances on the metal scene in Romania combining heavy riffs with aggressive vocals and catchy choruses in order to deliver a sort of modern metalcore/nu-metal hybrid.
They have won several awards in their first year of existence (2015): Best Metal Newcomer at Metalhead Awards, The Grand Prize at Posada Rock and The Low4Bass Studio award at G.B.O.B. Romania. Although the band consisted of young musicians, hard work and perseverance are key and they have managed to prove their worth through the impeccable quality of their first EP titled ‘’Trust your Heart''. The mastering was done in the United States by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Emmure, The Devil Wears Prada etc.), while recording and mixing were done by one of the band‘s guitarists, Vlad Bornuz at Digital Dark Vision studio in Cluj-Napoca. In less than six months after launching their first EP, the band performed an important series of concerts in Romania and didn’t wait too long before launching and promoting their second EP ‘’II’’ with a series of over 30 concerts, starting on the 23rd of September 2016.
In about two years of existence, the guys were quite active and busy and have successfully held over 80 concerts in Romania and abroad, many of which were completely insane regarding the synergy between the band and the audience. They have shared the stage with bands like Suicide Silence (USA), Emmure (USA), Comeback Kid (Can), Jinjer (Ukr), Lostbone (Pol) , When Reasons Collapse (Fr), To Kill Achilles (UK), Helia (RSM) and took part of the Romanian "Red Bull Tour Bus" tour. In the spring on 2017 For the Wicked held their first tour that exceeded the borders of their home country, ''The Fake Metal Tour 2017'', which saw them playing in 4 locations in the south of France and 3 locations in Romania with their new friends Ze Gran Zeft. In the fall of 2017 they embarked on their first Eastern and Southern European tour alongside Exist Immortal and played quite a few shows in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. The two bands turned out to be a great combo and it’s safe to say that those who attended the shows were in for a treat.
Even though the band has always been in a constant search for its identity and its own style, the beginning of 2018 found the guys more confident than ever to change things up a bit and take the previous blend of rap and metal to a new level mixing trap with nu metal, hardcore and beatdown elements. They can finally call what they are doing as ‘’fake metal’’ because there is nothing ‘’true’’ about it, in the classic sense of the term ‘’true metal’’.
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