Swiss Metallers Fueled By Fear have released a new video for the song "The Devil Will Be Waiting", taken from the band's EP "This Forsaken Place", released on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records. EP artwork was done by Azrael Deaign.
Watch the video here:- https://youtu.be/LMW3idRosbM
Fueled By Fear, was formed in late 2011, under the name of Blood Bound, featuring members out of formerly well known bands, such as Ex- ortation, Die by Design, Framestand and Disparaged. Their debut full length album “Two By Eight” was released on December 16th 2016 by Ashburn Productions. After the album release, the band played a lot of Club shows in Switzerland. The album hit the Swedish Rock Charts place 5 and entered the Swiss Charts too. The band has toured with Sepultura (on their Baltic Tour in March 2012) and In Flames (on their Russian mini-tour in 2013). Fueled By Fear released their new EP “This Forsaken Place” on February 11th 2019 via Ashburn Records.
Ukrainian Wacken Metal Battle 2018 winners Motanka release a stunning and dramatic 7 minute official video for their first single “Verba” (Ukrainian for “willow tree”) from their upcoming self-titled debut album. The video underlines the strong connection of the Mystic Metal four-piece to mystical nature and ancient traditions.
Motanka will release their self-titled debut album Motanka on June 7th via Napalm Records. Influenced by traditional Ukrainian folk music, metal tunes and modern electronica, the band creates a very unique mix that the band refers to as Mystic Metal. Motanka managed to capture the trance-like magic of their live shows on their debut, which leaves each and every stereotype behind and hypnotizes with heavy ethno soundscapes.
Motanka on “Verba”:
“One of the strongest songs that has powerful energy. The energy that all of us really need now. All we want to say is in it, all you want to know or ask, you will find in it.”
The Ukrainian lyrics in English:
Verba - Willow tree
A lonely willow tree stays in the field.
It is bended above the river.
It let its branches down,
It cries and fights…
Our language is like one of a nightingale.
Our land is the one and only.
A lonely willow tree
A lonely willow tree
Our souls are flying nearby,
They are praising their land.
Its branches are waving in the wind.
There are sprouts - you and me.
Our language is like one of a nightingale.
Our land is the one and only.
A lonely willow tree
A lonely willow tree
MOTANKA about their debut LP:
“For the album we recorded ancient instruments: dulcimer, ocarina and throat singing, combined with modern technologies, new instruments and analogue sound. This album is like our child, it grew, it learnt and became stronger and stronger. Every piece of the album is saturated with the mystical nature of Ukraine.We wrote most of the songs in our home town Lutsk the mystical centre of Ukraine. The power of the region remained and still is the same for ages.We have prepared the album for many years and are very excited to finally present it via Napalm Records.”
The mix of English and Ukrainian lyrics and instrumental songs underlines the diversity of Motanka. The album will be available in the following formats:
Motanka is the name of the traditional doll that ancient Ukrainians used as an overseer for their protection and for the communication with their ancestors.
Victor Verba (Zhalnin) - vocals, keyboard, dulcimer
Anatolii Zhalnin - guitar
Sergii Hodik (Khodorchuk) - bass-guitar, ocarinas
Dmytro Svarog (Diachenko) - drums, throat singing
Taken from the EP: Cem Anahuac My Home | 2019
Directed by: Brandon Toews & Jon Guenter
Mexican Symphonic Metal group Cabrakaän have released a new official video for the track Calm In My Storm, taken from their forthcoming EP Cem Anahuac My Home, set for release via Sliptrick Records on August 27th.
Here’s the bands synopsis: “Calm In My Storm represents the spirit of our beloved ones that are no longer here, though always watch over us. The ones whose memories give us the strength to keep going no matter what. In the video, the main Character chases that spirit in the cold, the only thing she has left from it, is a memory that she keeps all the time next to her heart (it’s represented with the mud figure of Vucub-‐Camé, lord of the Mayan underworld). In the end, the spirit appears in front of her and they become one forever.”
Recorded at MacEwan University and North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Thanks to the production team from MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Special thanks to the guest bassist that appears on this video, Madi Myhre.
Cem Anahuac My Home | Released on August 27th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Pat Cuikani – Lead Vocals/Ocarinas
Marko Cipäktli – Drums/Guttural Vocals
Alex Navarro – Guitar
Paolo Belmar – Guitar
Rex Darr – Bass
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Åland Islands metal combo LAMORI are proud to unleash their new single and official video "Born to Lose".
Statement about single:
"We chose Born to Lose as the first single because we wanted to skip all the small talk and just get straight down to business. And believe us, we have spared no effort here. This song is an “all guns blazing” first introduction to our upcoming album Neo Noir. So be prepared! This punch in the gut will leave you begging for more."
Shot by: Carolina Juselius
Edited by: Mikael Westerlund
Produced by: LAMORI
Thanks to: Mariehamns Räddningsverk, Uncan
Photo credit: Therese Andersson BLICK
Statement about video:
"Our two previous videos were both shot in black and white. So we thought it was time to add some colour. As you can all see in the video, we’re not for half measures. The core idea about the video is that we can all be our own worst enemies. The game of chess could be a metaphor for life. We are our only true opponent. So we have to choose. Do I want to be the me that is on the winning side or the losing side of the table? Sometimes it is hard to tell who is who though. And when we go and do stupid things, then it all becomes even harder. We always want more. We are never satisfied. We are born to lose."
From reservoirs of darkness and neon lit nightmares rises Finnish five-piece LAMORI. Uniting gothic metal with dark wave, modern rock and everything in between, is what defines the sound of LAMORI. With Lyrics inspired by cult horror movie maestros and old romanticism, the band furthermore finalize their macabre elegance. Founded in 2009 on the Åland Islands, an autonomous region in Finland, the band self-released their first album "Deadly Desires" in 2013. After penning a deal with Wormholedeath a year later, the band started working on their first major album "To Die Once Again", released in 2016. A follow up has been in the works for the last couple of years and is now ready to be released upon the world.
The Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner just released a music video for "Heaven Falls", the first single from their new album "Realms of Time".
Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/_QN28AXXGvY
"Realms of Time" will be released on June 7th via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, LP and digital.
"Realms of Time" was produced and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh), mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and the artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani).
The album show improvements on every level since the band's debut album and the album won't leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!
Portuguese melodic metal band Enchantya is set to release their second album "On Light and Wrath" in May 24th 2019 by Inverse Records.
First single & music video is done for the track "The Beginning" - check it here:-
Singer Rute Fevereiro comments:
"The Beginning is a song about accepting and improving life the way it is and therefore, the first step is to get rid of toxic people who make you waste your energy on them. It's a new start of life"
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Fernando Matias (Moonspell, Bizarra Locomotiva, We Are The Damned, Sinistro, etc.) at the Pentagon Audio Manufacturers.
Listen to The Beginning single:
Rute Fevereiro - Vocals and growls
Bruno Santos - Guitar
Fernando Barroso - Bass
Fernando Campos - Guitar
Pedro Antunes - Piano, Keys and Orchestrations
Bruno Guilherme - Drums
Venezuela's sludgers Cultura Tres have published a video for the track "Day One", with footage being recorded during the band's live performance at Tropical Butanta (São Paulo, Brazil) in November 2018, during their South American tour. "Day One" is taken off from the band's latest full-length "La Secta".
Watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhJjUvRZn7Q&feature=youtu.be
Cultura Tres have become one of Latin America’s most recognized sludge metal bands, with their distinctive sound composed of an avant-garde mix of metal, seventies rock, doom, psychedelia and South American folk.
Canadian post-metal band Zero Fire have released a lyric video for their track "Disaster Symphony". The song is taken from their album Second Sun which will be released this Friday.
Watch the video here: https://www.moshville.co.uk/video/2019/03/lyric-video-premiere-zero-fire-disaster-symphony/
Pre-order here: https://zerofire.bandcamp.com/
Zero Fire is a band whose music strives to combine hard hitting riffs with soaring vocal melodies, all wrapped up in a package where feel, groove and flow is paramount. Born from a collaboration between singer/guitarist Graham King and drummer Erik Thorkildsen, this band conjures up a hard rock sound reminiscent of the 90s and 2000s, yet still has a style all its own.
After sharing the stage with bands like Silent Planet, Hail the Sun and Mandroid Echostar, Zero Fire's new release, Second Sun, shows them expanding and evolving. With riffs to make you bang your head and melodies that won't leave your brain, the band hopes this is an EP that makes you say "Damn, I want to listen to that again" right after it's finished.
Savage Messiah have announced their new album, Demons, out May 17th via Century Media as well as sharing their new single, ‘Under No Illusions’, the first to be taken from the album. To celebrate the release, the band will also be playing three headline shows in Manchester, London and Glasgow in May. Pre-order the album here.
“This is the first time we’ve ever attempted to play some kind of special album launch shows, and we’re going to pull out all of the stops to make these really memorable events for our fans in the U.K.”
The track is an explosive blend of frenzied riffs with anthemic choruses melded together to form an intense, melodic metal rocket. The video sees footage of the band performing from a string of mainstream festivals last year including the mainstage at Hellfest, Graspop and Download festival.
Demons is Savage Messiah’s fifth studio album and sees the band deliver a fresh new sound that will infect ears and conquer minds. Singer and guitarist Dave Silver describes a band reborn on the new record. “I looked at what we’ve done in the past and knew we could be taking this band way further.”
“The word ‘Demons’ encapsulate the story of the band,” Silver continues. “It’s about rising to the inevitable challenges that everyone faces in pursuit of any higher end goal. The album deals with attempting to conquer both the internal and external demons that perpetually arise and permanently threaten to derail and discourage.”
The group pursued a change of dynamic on the new record by enlisting producer David Castillo. Renowned for his work with metal stalwarts including Opeth, Dimmu Borgir and Soilwork, David produced their recording sessions at Jens Bogrens’ Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The outcome is a an incredibly varied body of work and a huge step up from previous releases.
Joined by Carcass drummer Dan Wilding and touring drummer Ali Richardson for the Sweden sessions, the band took a spontaneous approach to developing the 11 new tracks that comprise the record.
One of Demons’ biggest surprises is undoubtedly its cover of hit single Parachute by American country/folk Grammy winner Chris Stapleton – cleverly rewired into a hard rock format by trading the banjos and acoustics for loud and proud electricity. Of the cover version, Silver comments, “I noticed the arrangement almost felt like a heavy metal song, so wanted to see what we could do with it.”
With millions of YouTube and Spotify streams and a social media reach extending beyond even some of the metal heroes that influenced them, the band’s focus is to now be heard anywhere and everywhere.
When Dave describes connecting with the streaming audience as “where the roller coaster ride starts in terms of being heard”, it’s because he’s had more insight than most on how technology can shape culture have worked in various roles across the music industry over the last decade.
Having seen changes from the inside as much as the outside, Dave’s experiences have provided enough perspective to help him stay grounded about his band’s accomplishments and aspirations without diminishing his fervent drive to succeed.
Savage Messiah are completed by guitarist David Pear, bassist Mira Slama and now drummer Charly Carreton.
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Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse return with 5th album, "Veleno", on May 24th; unveils 'Sugar' music video
Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, 'Veleno', on May 24th with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record's debut single, 'Sugar,' via a music video, the album artwork and track listing. Watch the video for here: https://youtu.be/Xmq3iyW02b8
Purchase the track here: http://nblast.de/FA-Sugar
Listen to 'Sugar' in the NB Novelties Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties
Francesco Paoli on working with director Giovanni Bucci:-
"I met Giovanni Bucci a couple of years ago, while collaborating on his own band ODDKO. We soon became good friends, so we started talking about having him as director for Fleshgod’s new videos. He is a true visionary, with amazing directing and production skills. He’s been making music videos for bands like Korn, and he also has a shining career in the movie industry. We all agreed that he would’ve been the key to a huge step forward for us, visually and artistically, especially on a video like this, which was also extremely complex to produce and shoot. The result is on your screen now, and it's better than any description. Just hit the play button and enjoy."
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