Iron Bonehead Productions sets November 3rd as the international release date for Kawir's highly anticipated seventh album, Exilasmos, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Since 1993, Kawir have been one of the unsung pillars of the classic Greek black metal sound. While the names Rotting Christ, Varathron, and Necromantia are incredibly important to that style's foundation, it was Kawir who kept the faith during the '90s and into the new millennium. In 1994, the then-young band released two pivotal 7"s, Eumenides and a split with Japan's Sigh - on the pivotal Cacophonous Records, no less - and then followed those up in 1996 with the To Cavirs MLP, which is the first truly pagan-oriented record to hail from the Greek black metal scene. With that mini-album, Kawir set about on a Hellenistic crusade to celebrate their native gods and mythology in their lyrics and sartorial presentation. From the late '90s onward, the band continued to remain prolific, perpetually committed to fine-tuning their idiosyncratic craft, culminating in underground classics Arai (2005) and Ophiolatreia (2008). Although 2012's Ισόθεος featured a cross-continental line-up, the album further solidified Kawir's status as unique icons in the black metal underground.
Then, just last year, Iron Bonehead released the massively acclaimed Father Sun Mother Moon, which saw Kawir return to an all-Greek line-up and recast their classic sound in a whole new light, and now they continue that forward momentum with the fiery Exilasmos. If the 64-minute Father Sun Mother Moon was the sound of Kawir indulging their most epic expanses - always with power and poignancy, it must be said - then the 42-minute Exilasmos is its punchier and more restless counterpart. Across its six characteristically cascading tracks, Kawir take a decidedly darker and more aggressive turn, racing into the fray in a manner most mid '90s (or To Cavirs, as it were) but never losing the inherently heroic aspect so crucial - and so engaging, after all these years - to their Hellenic sound. Supplementing that dark heroism is the addition of a full-time keyboardist in Aristomache, who lends mystical light and shade to the band's surge 'n' swell. Further colouring the windswept wildness of Exilasmos are an endless supply of dramatic solos from guitarists Melanaegis and founder Therthonax.
But, as ever with Kawir, the sonic portrait they paint is imbued with a deep lyricism hailing the Greek pantheon. In the case of Exilasmos, the record is conceptually about the tragic dynasties of the house of Lavdakides (Oedipus Tyrannus) and the house of Atreus. Both dynasties nearly exterminated themselves, and all these violent and inhuman acts brought forth the wrath of Zeus and the curses were consequently laid upon the whole bloodline. "Exilasmos" in Ancient Hellenic Language means calming down the gods' wrath, so it perfectly describes the tragic events featured in the namesake album.
Recorded at Esoteron Studio in Athens and mixed and mastered by Esoteric's Greg Chandler at Priory Studio, Exilasmos is yet another gleaming jewel in the rich Kawir canon. Long may they ascend Mount Olympus! Begin that ascent with a special promo video for the new track "Agamemnon" HERE at Iron Bonehead's official YouTube channel.
Kawir lineup 2017
Therthonax - rhythm and lead guitars
Melanaegis - rhythm, lead guitars, solos, and 12-string acoustic guitar
Porphyrion - vocals
Echetleos - bass
Hyperion - drums and ercussions
Pandion - bagpipes, wind instruments, and psaltere
Aristomache - keyboards
Unseen Faith delivers dark and brutal deathcore in an atmospheric universe, and they’re now ready with their debut album “Waver” – a power demonstration with compositions that move from neck breaking breakdowns to exalted musical breathing halts.Their 2nd single from the upcoming full-length is called 'Lost World', and you can listen to it right here:
The title of the album, "Waver", expresses the wavering feeling of being a religious person, who tries to hold on to his faith, in the midst of a modern and hectic society. The belief in something bigger is rarely something which is spoken about, even though most people still relate to it. Unseen Faith's spiritual and religious approach this genre of music is quite unique.
“Waver” will be released on August 25, 2017, through Prime Collective. The release will be followed by a Danish tour and European dates.
Exit Eden is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album "Rhapsodies in Black” will be released this Friday, August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch).
Just in time for the album release Exit Eden unveils a brand new music video and Backstreet Boys cover “Incomplete”.
Amanda commented on the track:
“The outpouring of affection from you all has been so incredible that we wanted to give you a little early treat before the album release tomorrow. We would never leave you *incomplete*! So here it is, folks: our newest video with... “Incomplete!” ”
Check it out HERE!
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black” is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
This power package has already released two music videos! Get a look at these stunning releases: "Unfaithful” originally by Rihanna can be seen HERE and the hit single “Impossible”, originally performed by Shontelle HERE!
Get “Impossible” HERE!
Get "Unfaithful“ HERE!
EXIT EDEN live:
22.09.2017 DE – Hamburg / Martkhalle – Metal Dayz
Finnish Wacken Metal Battle winners From The Void have just released their brutal music video 'Man Created God'.
Formed in the early winter of 2009, From The Void is a black metal group from northern Finland bringing forth their gospel of the end times, fire, light, ashes and truth.
Watch 'Man Created God' - music video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/gTgPg88m04k
Known for their elaborate and atmospheric live shows the band unleashes their music with the fury of the northern wind. From the Void is performing at the Wacken Open Air festival 2017 and the band is currently making new material.
Eight years after melodic death / folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album 'Evocation I', the Swiss musicians have stored their electronic instruments again in the rehearsal room. 'Evocation II - Pantheon' will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Today, the band has released a video clip and second digital single "Lvgvs". The clip can be seen on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jMKykGYsmFY
Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"We're excited to present to you the second single and video clip of our upcoming acoustic album: Lvgvs! Lvgvs is one of the most enigmatic, fascinating and mystical deities in the Celtic pantheon and occupies an important place in 'Evocation II'! And so is our brand new single: 'Lvgvs' it comes with playful lightness, but is still very deep at the same time, full of mysticism, eclectic details, deepness and emotion. And furthermore we're also happy to have our good, old buddy Netta Skog from Ensiferum and her Accordion on board in this song!“
Get your physical copy of the album, here: http://nblast.de/EluveitiePantheonNB
If you can't wait to listen to some new Eluveitie stuff, purchase 'Lvgvs' instantly or pre-order the digital version of the new album, here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieDigital
Shortly after the tour-dates being announced lots of requests kept coming in from Eluveitie fans if it would be possible to have "Meet & Greets" with the band members on this tour like on previous ones before. Eluveitie is happy to offer the following VIP Package for every show on the Maximum Evocation Tour!
The package for € 50,- includes:
- Meet & Greet (including a performance of two brand new acoustic songs)
- Tour shirt
- Early entry into venue (15 minutes)
- Keychains + Tour Laminate
- Picture with all VIP guests and the whole band (will be sent to you by mail)
Exclusive VIP experience: http://merch.booyamusic.net/eluveitie/tickets-and-vip.html
ELUVEITIE & AMARANTHE Tour 2017 w/ The Charm The Fury
25.10.2017 IT – Parma, Campus Industry
26.10.2017 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.10.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
28.10.2017 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
29.10.2017 AT – Vienna, Simm City
30.10.2017 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
31.10.2017 SI – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
02.11.2017 FR – Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
03.11.2017 UK – London, Assembly Rooms
04.11.2017 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
05.11.2017 BE – Antwerp, Trix
06.11.2017 DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.11.2017 DE – Berlin, Kesselhaus
09.11.2017 DE – München, Backstage
10.11.2017 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
11.11.2017 DE – Weissenhäusser Strand, Metal Hammer Paradise
12.11.2017 DE – Bochum, Zeche
Presented by: Metal Hammer, EMP, Orkus, Legacy, Musix, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast, RTN-Touring
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
Witch County nefarious frights Devilment – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, have just released the official music video for the song 'JudasStein'.
Catch the sick flick here: https://youtu.be/h0y0EqKLsWI
Devilment are currently preparing for their main stage performance at Bloodstock Festival UK on Friday 11th June. Don’t miss out! More info & tickets available here: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/
'JudasStein' comes off of the band's current masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’.
More on ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’:
'Hitchcock Blonde' music video
'Under The Thunder' official lyric video
'Full Dark, No Stars' official lyric video
Trailer #1: Lauren and Dani discuss the album's concept and artwork
Alternative track-by-track #1
Alternative track-by-track #2
Halloween Horror Movie trailer
Dani on DANZIG
Order ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ here:
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl inc. signed insert: http://bit.ly/2tJrP3u
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Record Store: http://bit.ly/2uFotBh
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uJ0q2D
Digital Album: http://apple.co/2tPUnfv
Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to the band’s spectral palate. The second Devilment record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where Devilment become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
Milwaukee's Khazaddum have released the official video for new single "The Deathless Crown," a track from forthcoming album Plagues Upon Arda. Get your Dwarven Death Metal fix at https://youtu.be/kQpAe39oi0w
Khazaddum will release sophomore album Plagues Upon Arda August 19. Following the 2015 In Dwarven Halls EP, the album offers a deeper glimpse into the tragic world of J.R.R. Tolkien.
"The Deathless Crown" is also streaming on Khazaddums Bandcamp page where digital pre-orders of Plagues Upon Arda come with an advance download of that very same track, as well as first single "Masters of the Plains." It's true. See for yourself at:
The CD version of Plagues Upon Arda can be pre-ordered through the band's Big Cartel store at this location.
Returning with their signature Dwarven Death Metal assault, Khazaddum has taken the Tolkien concept to another level. Incorporating symphonic orchestration throughout the album in order to illuminate the epic scale of the story told within, the nine-track opus delivers a barrage of crushing death metal that bears witness to the harrowing tales of the denizens of Middle-Earth. A promo video for first single "Masters of the Plains" is available at https://youtu.be/tU319Pz_dTg
Plagues Upon Arda was recorded at No Passenger Studio by Spencer Fox and Trae Titus.
Trae Titus - Symphonics
Album cover art by Kosta Djordjevic and digitally painted by Matt Zeilinger.
All other art by Luka and Kosta Djordjevic.
Luka Djordjevic - Vocals / Lyrics
Alex Rausa- Guitars
Tony Cannizzaro - Bass
Peter Kissane- Drums
Heroes and villains are fighting the world in a mystic conspiracy thriller, coming from the factory of an Israeli Progressive band Soul Enema. "Spymania" is a part of a new album Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, released on June 23rd. A colourful and diverse 73-minute work features guest appearances from Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend).
"As it turns out, an evil reptilians from planet Nibiru came down to Earth, and they are very close to get the key to universal knowledge. The super-human powers of Batman and Chuck Norris stand on their way, but it turns out, that only something related to the world of music is able to save the human race. What is it? Watch out till the end!,” the band commented.
"We used some paintings of a brilliant modern Russian artist Vasya Lozhkin, who's a big phenomenon in his home country, but still not really known in the Western World yet,” says songwriter and keyboard player Constantin Glantz, adding,
“I must state that ‘Spymania' has some amusing background. The lyrics for this song were written way back in 2006, or maybe even earlier, and it features a kind of goofy, paranoid mock story about someone being mysteriously thrown down from the roof of Empire State Building, and seen too much things you ain't allowed to see, while flying down to the ground. So much, in fact, that this person was forcefully killed even before he naturally hit the ground. Fast forward to the year 2015, and guess what — suddenly we have a totally real conspiracy scandal taking place around the same Empire State Building during a big ecological happening, when some claimed there's Kali or Satan images projected on a building windows, as part of some mystic apocalyptic ritual! The Hell you know, indeed.”
Watch a video for Spymania here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1J5EHWMwTY Soul Enema’s follow-up to 2010’s Thin Ice Crawling was released on June 23rd and can be ordered here.
Melbourne's The Beautiful Monument are a locally-brewed force to be reckoned with. They are releasing a haunting video for their track 'Sins', the final track from the band’s album ‘I’m The Sin’ released in February this year.
The group injects listeners with instantly relatable lyricism that levitates around themes of psychological strains, the pains and perils of broken relationships and the incessant impact of various forms of abuse.
Their recent release of their debut full-length album ‘I’m The Sin’ saw them share the stage with international acts such as I Prevail (USA), Architects (UK) and Slaves (USA). The band is currently geared up to head out on a national tour with Tonight Alive (AUS) as main support in early November 2017. 'I'm The Sin' album single Manifestation has been added to Spotify playlists such as Spotify US' The Scene (over 268k followers) and Australian playlist Rock Out (over 33k followers).
The video for Sins follows the story of the one you love most turning out to be the one causing the most damage to you. The video depicts Lizi (singer) falling back into the same pattern of torture through different times. You see the doctor giving Lizi life but later attacking her behind a mask/façade before his true identity is revealed as being the one who had previously stitched her together.
Watch here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y33hS49a1-8
The Video was directed, filmed and edited by Kieran Ellis-Jones of Crystal Arrow Films and the track produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by Sonny Truelove @ STL Studios. Programming and Additional engineering by Evan Lee.
Denver, CO's Crafteon have unleashed their new video "What The Moon Brings" in support of their debut album "Cosmic Reawakening" due out on August 25th. The band is the conception of vocalist and guitarist Lord Mordiggian whom has been inspired to create an entire album influenced by his favorite writer H.P. Lovecraft. The eight tracks on the release are based on classic H.P. Lovecraft tales such as ‘The Outsider’, ‘Dagon’ and ‘From Beyond’. Achieving the unachievable in crafting music to match the stories, Crafteon can be best described as Bardic Black Metal.
Lord Mordiggian comments:
“This recording prudently recounts an antiquarian bundle of peculiar short stories authored by the famed American horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft, featuring a blasphemous pot-pourri of amorphous black metal enmeshed with spurious, assonant passages of hope juxtaposed and vanquished by discordant strains of utter despair and madness.”
To watch "What The Moon Brings", please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb7-9mleQRk
Album pre-order available at https://crafteon.bandcamp.com
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