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’’.
In 2016, Russian group Slot released their successful seventh studio album Septima released internationally via Sliptrick Records. On the day of its release, the album took first place on the overall iTunes chart, and one of its singles, Circles On The Water, became yet another hit for the band with YouTube views of the track exceeding several million. Besides this, lead singer Nookie successfully performed on the Russian show version of “The Voice” on the First Channel, and became one of its most notable and successful participants.
2017 turned out to be just as intense if not more; because this was the year Slot celebrated their fifteenth anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, the group went on a massive anniversary tour, covering dozens of major Russian cities.
Along with a tour for fans, the band wanted give their followers even more to celebrate by now issuing a greatest hits release "15 (The Best of)" featuring 19 tracks that includes an unreleased songs and four rare versions of well-known material via Sliptrick Records. The release is officially out now as of August 28th.
The album is available for order at https://deadpulse.com/product/slot-15-the-best-of/
Live Video - Мочит, как хочет! (DVD #RedLive) - https://youtu.be/KxLXV4pN1AU
Music Video - На Марс! - https://youtu.be/4bncs8ReBzU
Music Video - Ripples On The Water - https://youtu.be/TIAn8GtBX14
Music Video -Мочит как хочет! - https://youtu.be/3pMSg1iUYec
Slot is a Russian alternative rock band, founded in February 2002 in Moscow. Since their formation, the band has released seven studio albums, one remix album, a live DVD, numerous singles and several soundtracks. Slot are known for their lengthy tours, cover concerts, consisting of hits of domestic and foreign music, original and stylish music videos. The band actively participates in music festivals such as Nashestvie and Kubana and have shared the stage with such masters of the world rock scene as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Guano Apes and many more.
Finland's None Dare Call It Conspiracy sign with Wormholedeath; announce "Pawns And Kings" album release date
Finnish modern metallers None Dare Call It Conspiracy have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for their album "Pawns And Kings"!
The album will be released on 29 June 2018 via Wormholedeath / The Orchard in all digital stores worldwide.
"We are proud to finally be able to release the long coming second album Pawns and kings in collaboration with WormHoleDeath this year. The making of the album was a long journey stacked with countless step backs but like we have done in the past we overcame all of it and here we finally are with an album that we can stand behind and label that will drive us forward to a new level as a band. The future of None Dare Call It Conspiracy looks promising so stay tuned cause you’ll be hearing from us"
Founded in 2005 by Toni Toikkanen (bass) and Jani Elokoski (guitar), N.D.C.I.C. began practicing in the Vuosaari youth house and soon had a complete line up. William Torrey (vocals), Seppo Kallioinen (drums), and Juha-Matti Paussu (solo) stepped into their roles as original members, and many shows were played. The band quickly found themselves as an East- Helsinki favorite, and started to think beyond their current situation. It wasn't long until the band met and befriended drummer/producer Tonmi Lillman (Ajattara, kylähullut, sinergy, to/die/for,lordi)), and began working with him in the studio. Under his direction, they grew into their sound, taking the raw ingredients they already had and turning it into the fully grown style they have today. And when personal and musical differences led to the departure of Kallioinen, Lillman stepped into that slot as well.
Work on Tales of the Lost began in January 2009 in D-Studio, but quickly ran into trouble. Major financial issues reared their head, and the band found themselves partway through yet deeply in debt. Slowly, they raised the capital needed, and completed the album late in 2011. Everything seemed to be on track once more, when in February 2012 tragedy struck. Tonmi Lillman was found dead in his apartment in Helsinki , and the band took his loss hard. It was several months before they even considered who might step into the very large shoes left by Tonmi, but one thing was sure: his final album WOULD be released. 2012 saw a renewed energy fill the band, as Tuomas Mäkelä was brought in on drums. Almost everything seemed to be moving ahead well, but personal issues were intruding on things once again.
When it became clear that these issues were not solvable, the band regretfully parted ways with Juha-Matti Paussu, and Johannes Oravainen stepped in on lead guitar. Following the release of 2013s Tales of the Lost NDCIC forged ahead once more, performing shows across finland while beginning to write new material for the inevitable follow up album. During this writing process it became appearant that the band had once again begun to grow stylistically, leaving behind much of the symphonic backround present in TotL and embracing a more agressive sound. Tuomas was replaced by Petri Jokisalo and the writing process continued, riff by riff and line by line. The band began recording what would become Pawns and Kings in early 2015.
The new style had been refined and polished and all was going well. But Petri was slowly coming to the realisation that he was not interested anymore. That summer he decided to leave to focus on another project and Ville Holmström replaced him on drums. In 2018, talks began with record label Wormhole Death for the release of the new album. A deal was signed, and it was agreed that summer of that year would mark the bands first official release. Since then we have been training, polishing, preparing. Pawns and Kings is ready for release, and we are ready to release it. Are you ready?
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