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
Welsh progressive metal band Malum Sky release a their new video for the title track from their upcoming mini-album Diatribe set for release worldwide via Sliptrick Records on January 15th, 2019. The lyrical themes on the mini-album deal with communication on all levels but the title track 'Diatribe' perceives this stream of information from an individual’s perspective, trying to make sense of it all.
Watch the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsuQq0o1ShI
Malum Sky – Diatribe [Official Video]
Taken from the album: Diatribe | 2019
Directed by: Ben Honebone
Assistant Direction by: Melanie Ezra
Filmed Edited & Produced by: Stone Letter Media
To add to the good news, Diatribe goes on pre-order today and you can book your copy in both directly from Shop Sliptrick, iTunes and other major stores.
Diatribe | Released January 15th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Diatribe is currently on pre-order at Shop Sliptrick. Grab your copy …here
Malum Sky are:
Ben Honebone – Vocals
Michael Jensen Després – Guitar
Jon Evans – Guitar
Athanasios ‘Saki’ Patsiouras – Bass
Joe Wilkes – Drums
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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)
Finnish death metal outfit Festerday have released a music video for the song "Kill Your Truth". The track is taken from the full length debut 'iihtallan', to be released on January 4, 2019 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The link for the video can be found below and can be freely spread.
Festerday have previously revealed the artwork of their new album. The cover was created by Christophe Moyen and can be viewed below together with the track list.
Following Festerday’s first EP ‘Cadaveric Virginity’ on Season of Mist, comes the bludgeoning debut of these cult death metallers, titled ‘iihtallan’. The album, to be released on January 4th, will ensure that 2019 kicks off with a loud bang for (old school) death metal fans.
Starting out in 1989, Pietarsaari, Finland, Festerday was inspired by early, classic death metal acts and named their band after a song on 'Reek of Putrefaction’ by Carcass.
Early on in their career, the death metal formation released three demos, in truly laconic Finnish style simply entitled 'Demo I' (1991). 'Demo II' (1992), and 'Demo III' (1992) that gained cult status. 'Demo II' was also released on a split with Carnifex. In 1993, the group disbanded.
This could have been the end, but Festerday regrouped in 2013, remastered all their previous material with Sami "Jämy" Jämsen at Studio Perkele in November 2014, and released everything on '...the Four Stages of Decomposition...' (2015). Since then, the Finns have continuously worked on their craft, by releasing various splits, compilations and EP’s.
It may have taken some time for Festerday to realize their debut full length, but now that it’s here, the metal scene is in for something wicked. Merging their old school death metal roots with black metal and punk, the veteran musicians aren’t afraid to push the borders of extreme music and refuse to conform to what is standardized in death metal. Brace yourself for ‘iihtallan’!
Tor Marrock unveil their new video for the track 'The Belonging'. The dark, occult imagery is perfectly suited to one of the standout tracks from the album The Concept Of Self, which is due out on Black Vulture Records on December 13th.
Word of the album's imminent release has been spreading through the metal underground like wildfire and this new unnerving clip will only serve to heighten the anticipation surrounding it.
Watch 'The Belonging' at Kronos Mortus Metal Zine NOW
"In the deep velvet shadows between the flames figures twist and entwine, dancing on the edge of perception, frightening but deeply alluring. There’s a soft, sensual voice inviting you to step through the flames into the enticing wickedness beyond. Words of promise and ritual spiral through the night air, carried on silver threads of sound, music that speaks to something deep, primal and all but forgotten. The music offers a connection to truths you once knew, it promises passion beyond reason and an unveiling of secrets. Knowledge and lust, power and revelation, transcendence through pleasure... Enter the shadow realm and become part of The Belonging..."
Watch 'The Belonging' at Kronos Mortus Metal Zine NOW
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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!
The young trancecore group To The Rats & Wolves are back! Today the German sextet have released a music video for their brand new single 'Cheap Love', which has been taken off their upcoming third full length record.
Watch their brand video for single 'Cheap Love' here: https://youtu.be/WJ5Nrwz6mOQ
Get the song here: https://ToTheRatsAndWolves.lnk.to/CheapLove
"'Cheap Love' is a fusion of older and newer musical elements. After two years without releasing any new material we wanted to come back with a bang, and that’s what Cheap Love is for." - To The Rats & Wolves
To The Rats & Wolves will be back on the road in March/April next year for a widespread European tour, which includes two UK show dates - due to take place in London and Manchester. Tickets available from the link below:
'CHEAP LOVE EUROPEAN & UK RELEASE TOUR 2019'
15.03 DE Hamburg - Knust
16.03 DE Berlin- Bi Nuu
22.03 UK London- Boston Music Room
23.03 UK Manchester- Deaf Institute
27.03 DE Stuttgart - Universum
28.03 DE Munich - Backstage Halle
29.03 AT Wien - Chelsea
30.03 CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
03.04 CH Zurich - Dynamo
04.04 DE Frankfurt - Das Bett
05.04 DE Cologne - Essigfabrik
06.04 NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
Born from the ashes of Beast War Returns, To The Rats & Wolves gained popularity rather quickly with their eye-catching outfits, two singers and a trademark heavy sound. One EP and two albums in, their energetic mix of electronic energy and modern, contemporary heaviness is unique in today’s music scene. Their newest effort benefits from a strict DIY-attitude - as the band took over every part of it’s production without outside influences.
To The Rats & Wolves are:
Dixi Wu | vocals
Nico Sallach | vocals
Danny Güldener | guitars
Marc Dobruk | guitars
Stanislaw Czywil | bass
Simon Yildirim | 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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Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have shared a new music video for their track 'Destroy'. The track, which is lifted from the group's recently released album "EX_MACHINA", features a cameo from Japanese industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9, and is a blistering and fast-paced track with an energetic live video to boot.
Check out the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d_RuZhuR-k&feature=youtu.be
On the new video, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This was made from footage of our new series of tour called ‘Nitropolis’, which happened in late August with lots of unique artists like Ho99o9, Ocean Grove, ANARCHY and more. We don’t want to talk about genre anymore, but just see what’s happening on the floor. We made the bomb with Ho99o9! Rage it out!”
"EX_MACHINA", the new album from Crossfaith, is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones – as explained in the opening title track, “Deus Ex Machina.”
"EX_MACHINA" is a relentless album that strives for the listener’s attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. "EX_MACHINA" is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skilfully and seismically than ever.
Spanish death/doom band Sönambula have just launched a lyric video as second advance single for their upcoming sophomore release, Bicéfalo, that will see the light on December 18th through Xtreem Music. Titled "Huesos," you can see & hear the video HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel.
Sönambula was born in 2015, releasing an EP, Hilen Argia, that same year and a full-length album, Secuela, in 2016. The band spent the following years playing all over the country and gaining a good reputation, which caught the attention of Xtreem Music, who signed them for the release of their upcoming second album, Bicéfalo. Cover artwork was made by Igor Mugerza (Aposento, Famishgod, Ouija, Dormanth)
The style of Sönambula style can be defined as a raw, heavy, and dark blend of death, doom, and sludge, drawing influences from bands like Winter, Autopsy, early Asphyx, Celtic Frost, Nihilist, and Coffins
Release date for "Bicéfalo" will be December 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. In the meantime, hear the new track "Huesos" HERE at Xtreem Music's official YouTube channel. Also hear the previously revealed "Héroe Sangriento" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as at the label's Soundcloud HERE.
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