On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release 'Breathe In Colours' via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark's high-fliers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world. After the epic 'Rew1nd', the band now unveils the second single of their upcoming album - their title track 'Breathe In Colours'. The song title and album name was inspired by a memory from Maja's past, as she explains:
"The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing black clothes doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside."
Watch the music video for the haunting track 'Breathe In Colours' here:
Pre-order your physical or digital version of Forever Still's sophomore album now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first videos, make sure to watch them here:
'Rew1nd' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Trailer #1 - about the album concept: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
Trailer #2 - theremins and rough, electronic sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhboKRULcvc
One of the most representative Romanian Black Metal bands, Timisoara based Ordinul Negru, just released a new video in support of their most recent album, Faustian Nights, released last year via Loud Rage Music. Faustian Nights, the title-track, can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/4awR7vpPXgI
Ordinul Negru‘s eight studio album Faustian Nights is available via Loud Rage Music in digital and CD formats, and will be available on vinyl and tape in Spring 2019:
Tengger X Cavalry Recordings is pleased to present Liberation - a new Mongolian-language melodic metal force hailing from Hohhot, China. Liberation is thrilled to enter the North American metal scene with their new music video for the single "Hope". The emotional, stunning new video can be viewed now via YouTube here, or via the Alternative Press Facebook page here.
Liberation's native Hohhot is a major northern city in China rich with nomadic history and culture. The band incorporates these themes in their music, but with a fresh, young twist.
"'Hope' is an emotional track with peaks and valleys. The song describes the struggle of a person going through desperation and depression, but then rising up to hope and enlightenment."
Tengger X Cavalry Recordings founder Nature G says about the band:-
"Liberation is newly formed, yet as soon as I heard the quality and energy behind their music, they caught my eye really quickly. They're very passionate, great composers, and they give a fresh take on their own Mongolian influence with metalcore and Linkin Park-like choruses and melody. Well balanced."
"Hope" can be found on the new compilation album, Sound of the Raging Steppe, available now via Tengger X Cavalry Recordings - a new record label founded by Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature G to bring underground Chinese and Mongolian nomadic metal music to North American listeners. Sound of the Raging Steppe is available for download here via Bandcamp. The compilation also features music from five additional folk-influenced heavy metal bands, who have come together to provide a stampede of horseback-heavy sound - weaving an untold story of Chinese history that smashes stereotypes.
Vocal - Oyun Dalai
Guitar - Buren Bayar
Guitar - Zurhe
Bass - Oyun Bayar
Drum - Namora
A few weeks only after the official release of their debut EP 'Moon Phases', French metalcore newcomers Dizorder shared an official music video for the single "The Real Face" for worldwide exclusive on Beheading The Traitor Channel.
The song features on 'Moon Phases' still available for CD & digital on Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Deezer...).
Watch the music video of "The Real Face"
Stream the 'Moon Phases' EP | Order your CD/Digital copy
Born from Val-d'Oise, Dizorder recently won 2 days of training at Le Forum de Vauréal to get prepared for any gig and has been elected by the audience of the open mic of La Ruche 2018.
Driven by the brutal screams of their female singer, the band offers an alternative metal at the crossroads between Flyleaf, Deftones, Northlane and frees themselves from more lyrical spheres.
For fans of Northlane, Deftones, Flyleaf...
German thrash metallers Dying Gorgeous Lies will release their new album “The Hunter And The Prey” on March 22nd, via Massacre Records. Today the band unveils the first music video "Fatal Craving" from the album, watch it here: https://youtu.be/Lf9TOGm8ANI
The album was mixed & mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf. Thomas Kilian – Soulcatcher Photography is responsible for the album’s artwork and band photo.
German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies‘ powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metal heads under its spell.
Welsh Symphonic Black Metal veterans Hecate Enthroned premieres video for collaboration with Sarah Jezebel Deva
With “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” their first record in five years, proving to be one of the best-reviewed extreme metal releases of the year to date, the UK-based symphonic blackened death metal group Hecate Enthroned have unveiled a lyric video for the album track “Erebus and Terror,” which features guest vocals by Sarah Jezebel Deva (Cradle of Filth, Therion, Mortiis). Watch it here - https://youtu.be/m8WSg5pcr5I
While “Embrace...” proves definitively that Hecate Enthroned is still as brutal and scornful as ever, the album also shows occasional hints of gothic and ambient influences, and “Erebus and Terror” is a prime example.
Says bassist Dylan Hughes:-
“On an album full of epic tracks, 'Erebus and Terror' still stands out as a monster. Massive and powerful, it creeps between eerie dark chills and huge powerhouse sections that utilize the full armoury of soaring orchestras and crushing guitars to deliver a skilfully-crafted song. With the incredible vocal talents of Sarah Jezebel Deva, this track is lifted to another level of emotion and feeling, as she delivered a performance that matches the intensity of the music. To have Sarah with us gives our music and writing another dimension – a real organic element that can lift or carry a song through the emotion ranges.”
Adds vocalist Joe Stamps:-
“'Erebus and Terror' is about the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, in which the sailors who were stranded in the Northwest Passage were reported to have begun to cannibalize one another. The lyrics describe a loss of humanity through sickness and desperation and even compares these to lycanthropy – men becoming beasts.”
“Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (Bloodbath, Rotting Christ, The Black Dahlia Murder), as seen above – is out now on CD, digital and red splatter vinyl. A limited-edition deluxe box set that features exclusive purple vinyl and cassette editions of the album, a signed photo card, stickers, patches and other collectibles is also available direct from our webstore www.m-theoryadio.com/store or www.plastichead.com.
One of the UK underground's longest-running and most respected acts, Hecate Enthroned has been praised by the likes of Terrorizer for their “mixture of death metal aggression with black metal atmosphere.” “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” – their first recording with Stamps, who joined the band in 2015 – sees the group continue to deftly mix black with death, modern with classic and extreme with symphonic. The album was co-produced by Dan Abela (Voices, The Antichrist Imperium, Tristania).
Originally co-founded in Wales by guitarist Nigel Dennen in the mid-1990s, Hecate Enthroned is dedicated to delivering their own brand of evil metal with little regard to politics or the trends of popular demand. The group's 1997 full-length debut, the Andy Sneap-produced “The Slaughter Of Innocence, A Requiem For The Mighty” (Blackend Records), was a seminal release in the then-burgeoning orchestral black metal movement. Since then, several albums and EPs and numerous live performances have firmly established the band as one of extreme metal's most important voices, a sentiment that “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” firmly reinforces.
Hecate Enthroned's next live performance will take place on April 20 at the Veneration Of The Dead festival in Rotterdam, Holland.
UK heavy metal act Forged in Black premiere a new video for "Seek No Evil" at Zero Tolerance magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Descent of the Serpent, set for international release on March 5th via Fighter Records. See & hear Forged in Black's "Seek No Evil" video in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Forged in Black’s quest for metallic perfection began in 2013, and the band released their eponymous debut album that same year, swiftly followed by the EP The Tide and a single, "Exodus," which was produced by Romesh Dodangoda, famed for his work with Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, and Bullet For My Valentine. At this point in their career, the band struck up a great working relationship with legendary, much-missed producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath. etc). Chris and Forged in Black together created two excellent EPs, Fear Reflecting Fear and 2017's Sinner Sanctorum, both of which raised the band’s profile, gathered them great critical acclaim, and set them on the path towards Descent of the Serpent. After Chris’ sad passing at the beginning of 2018, Forged in Black sought once again the help of Romesh Dodangoda, and the producer stepped into the breach, guiding the band through the recording of what is undoubtedly their finest collection of songs to date: Descent of the Serpent.
See & hear for yourself with the new video for "Seek No Evil" HERE, courtesy of Zero Tolerance, the UK's premier extreme metal authority. Also hear the first advance song, "Descent of the Serpent," HERE at Fighter Records' official YouTube channel.
With their new album "Unalterable" due out on Black Lion Records on the 12th April, Sweden's Mist Of Misery have unveiled a video for a track from the album.
The video, for the track "Halls of Emptiness" can be seen at https://youtu.be/9tA2_WEGmNk
"Unalterable" will be the third full-length album from Mist Of Misery, and promises to be the longest, and most in-depth work that the band has every created. Split into two parts, with fourteen tracks, and a total running time of almost two hours, "Unalterable" was recording during 2017 and 2018 at the Forlorn Halls Studios and in various private locations in Stockholm, Sweden.
Black Lion Records will release "Unalterable" in Double CD and Digital formats, both of which are now available to pre-order from https://mistofmiseryblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/unalterable
All guitars on "StormblÂst" and the clean parts on "Unalterable" were performed by Erik Molnar. With artwork by Alice Ruitenberg, booklet design by Marcos Cerutti, and Bandphotos by Nikita Smirnov, tracklisting on "Unalterable" is as follows:
Of "Unalterable", the band had this to say:
"The actual conception of "Unalterable" goes a long way back, with the title track having already been written in 2014. However, back then, we had no idea that we would be using it as the title track for our third-full length album. The rest of the songs were composed during 2017 and 2018 and the album was recorded during the same period.
This album differs a bit from our earlier releases, both in production and in the composition of the songs. They are longer, darker, and more atmospheric than on any of our previous releases, and with its running time of almost two hours, it is the by far the longest work we've ever recorded .
The title "Unalterable" refers to the path of life, unalterable despite all efforts to alter its course, forcing us to dwell in this miserable existence until life's end."
Mist Of Misery's next live appearance will be at Copperfield's in Stockholm, Sweden, on the 30th March.
Spanish Modern Metal combo Flames At Sunrise are proud to present their brand new official video for "Dolmen", track taken from the album "Born In Embers" out via Wormholedeath.
"Her fate is in your hands."
Two ends, one election. Fate is in your hands. Flames At Sunrise presents "Dolmen", the band's most ambitious audiovisual creation to date.
"Only we can decide to light the flame of hope or plunge into the loop of darkness."
Check out the video here:- https://ww.youtube.com/watch?v=d5WVG1hPIVE&feature=youtu.be
This video clip builds a bridge between their two previous productions, "III Faces" and "Ark Flesh",
connecting the stories and creating a new universe where music finds its reflection in the image, and where only we have the power to choose how we want it to end up. How does it work? It's simple: this video has two endings and we will be able to choose the option we want. Shot by Jordi Flames, the band's guitarist, and starring the group's own members, with the collaboration of Aitor Torres, a former member, this video clip is presented as a starting point for a new world that will redefine the creative limits of Flames At Sunrise.
Danish Melodic Metalcore quartet Ivy Crown have released their video single for ‘Lonesome & Cold’. The single is the first track of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Echo’, due to be released on March 29th.
‘Lonesome an Cold’ introduces new vocalist Maria Kjær and the new, darker sound the band has come to represent since their first two singles. ‘The song is about the demons and inner struggles of an addict’, explains Ivy Crown, ‘A battle that is lonesome, cold and makes you feeling trapped within your own mind.’ Moreover, the song features a guest appearance by MØL vocalist Kim Song Sternkopf, giving the song an extra dimension.
Ivy Crown has risen from the ashes of Taras which was a well-known Danish all-female punk rock band, and after releasing two separate singles, ‘Timeout’ and ‘Enemy’ in the summer of 2017, the girls are set to release their debut album in March 2019 through Prime Collective.
Recorded and produced by Chris Kreutzfeldt and with assisting vocal production by Mirza Radonjica-Bang. The album has featuring performances by Kadeem France (Loathe), Jesper Gün (Ghost Iris) and aforementioned Kim Song Sternkopf (MØL) - all talented people who complement the bands vision for the album.
‘Echo’ will be released on March 29th through Prime Collective.
Stream "Lonesome and Cold" here
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