Romanian new age melodic metallers Scarlet Aura have premiered today their second video "Fallin' to Pieces" exclusively on Metalheads Forever, Alpha Omega’s partner since February 2018. The song is taken from the bands new album “Hot’n’Heavy”, coming out via Sliptrick Records on December 11th. The video was premiered on Metalheads Forever, at this location. http://www.mhf-mag.com/news/scarlet-aura-to-release-second-video-fallin-to-pieces-from-the-new-album-hotnheavy/
Check it here:- https://youtu.be/LBGZk5pms0E
The video was filmed during the first leg of the “Hot’n’Heavy Album Release Tour”, “Fallin’ to Pieces” presents touching ballad on the edge of hard rock and metal. Starting with eerie sound the song develops into powerful song full of despair and somewhat anger. Aura Danciulescu’s voice together with outstanding guitar performance by Mihai Danciulescu won’t leave anyone indifferent.
“It's a heartbreaking song, with a heartbreaking video that comes as a reminder to always cherish what we have, every second, to be thankful for the love we receive, cause you never know what future can bring!”, explains Aura.
The promising symphonic/alternative metal band from Coimbra, Secret Chord, have just released an official music video for a new original song, entitled “Wraith Of Oblivion”, that will be included on their first full-length record.
Little more than a year after releasing their debut EP “Dimensions Of A Dream”, Secret Chord astonish their fans with a brand new song. “Wraith Of Oblivion” is the title of their most recent composition, revealed last September 8th. The new song’s music video, already available on YouTube, was recorded by Marta Malva in Tentúgal (Coimbra) and Amieira (Soure) and directed and produced by Bruno Vale (PubliTV). The recording, mixing and masterization was done by João Dourado at Golden Jack Studios, in Coimbra.
You can watch the video at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ycEVbl1OAQ
“Wraith Of Oblivion” is the follow-up to Secret Chord’s dramatic and melancholic approach in their music about the world they live in, a concept started with “Dimensions Of A Dream”, the four-track debut EP released on April 2017, from which the single “Set The Firestarter Ablaze” stands out due to the theme of forest fires. With “Wraith Of Oblivion”, the band intends to demonstrate that, in today’s society, every single person is compelled to accept an imposed destiny – albeit subconsciously – becoming a product of the status quo and “social normalization”.
With a powerful sound and a strong melodic support, Secret Chord continues with their symphonic metal path in “Wraith Of Oblivion”, adding some electronic elements, but always with demolishing and pulsing guitars leading the song’s progression. Raquel Subtil’s voice is once again the main attraction, having reached a whole new level of execution and interpretation, easily demonstrated by the vocal work performed during the recordings, joined by Carlos Pereira and his contrasting and aggressive contribution.
The song “Wraith Of Oblivion” is currently a part of Secret Chord’s live set. The most recent gig was in September 6th, during their hometown’s annual handicraft festival “Poiartes 2018”, where they were featured as the main act in a concert that had the special participation of the mixed choir from “Sociedade Filarmónica Lousanense” and the keyboardist João Carlos Ramalheiro, teacher and director at the “Classplash” music academy from Lousã. On October 6th, Secret Chord will be sharing the stage with Henriette B (Switzerland), Shady Gringos (UK) and portuguese bands like The Temple and Tales For The Unspoken at the “Rock dos Romanos” festival, in Condeixa-a-Nova.
On their curriculum, Secret Chord counts with gigs at venues like Metalpoint (Porto), Stairway Club (Cascais), Massas Club (Coimbra) and Cabra Negra (Marinha Grande) and shared the stage with bands like Switchtense, Midnight Priest, Terror Empire, 11th Dimension, Inner Blast and Waterland. In November of 2017, they won the first edition of ASMUSITEC Band Contest.
Secret Chord’s sound sits between symphonic and alternative metal with clear references to bands like Nightwish, Epica, Delain and Kamelot or even Evanescence and Lacuna Coil.
Secret Chord is a Portuguese symphonic metal band, from Coimbra, that was formed in 2015 by Raquel Subtil on main vocals, Jorge Oliveira on guitars and back vocals, Bruno “EkID” Marques on bass guitar and back vocals and Afonso Martins on drums. In 2016, João Conceição (Stigma Sphere) took the role of lead guitarist, right when the recordings for their debut EP “Dimensions Of A Dream” started. This record was released in April 15th 2017, exactly one year after their first live appearance.
During the spring of 2017, Secret Chord suffers a line-up change with Jorge’s exit. Carlos Pereira (Mortem Tales, Dark Oath) took his place as rhythm guitarist and back vocalist. At the start of 2018 and after showing their work at several venues around the country, the band decides that it was time to record a new song and a music video. “Wraith Of Oblivion” is the title of the new single, released in September 8th 2018, that will be included on their future full-length record.
Bordeaux-based groove metallers Hell In Town have recently returned after a eight-year hiatus with their second album "Bones". Today, the band unveils a first video for "Wilder" on YouTube.
"Wilder" is Hell In Town's first video outing since their 2014 "Back In The Mud". Its disturbing aesthetics take their cue from 80s/90s horror flicks, thanks to a partial VHS filming by French video-maker Singkipoo. 3Wilder" was shot in the summer of 2017, with a guest appearance from Lea N'kaoua aka Lady Burn.
Watch Hell In Town's haunting "Wilder" video at this location
Surfacing from the muck and bathed in flames over the great Garonne river, Hell In Town is an historical entity of the Bordeaux metal scene. Conjuring their strong southern roots to produce a groove-laden brand of Heavy, this riff machine is characterized by the powerful and husky vocals of its bassist and founder Matt DMS.
Chapter after chapter, this new album takes you into the mind of a dark magus devoted to a ritual watch of Humans. Voodoo, divination, animist witchcraft, mass control: "Bones" poetically brings up stories full of mysticism, while subtly depicting the kind of ordeals the band has gone through since its inception ten years ago. Hell In Town’s firepower is now heightened, down-times are non-existent, for a southern/sludge metal offering that will grab you by the guts. "Bones" can be seen as a transitional record that breathes a wind of change for the pioneer outfit of the French Southern metal scene. The phoenix rises from a pile of buried bones, stronger than ever…
"Bones" is out now on CD via vapocalypse.fr and on all digital platforms. It was mixed by Matt DMS, mastered at El Mobo Concrete Studio. Artwork was designed by Ero Cyco.
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Matt DMS: bass & vocals
Pierre-Yves Marani: guitar
Mathieu Larroudé: guitar
Tristan Beauvais: drums
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England'ss Groove Thrashers Hostile release video for 'Retribution':
Hostile is Groove / Thrash Metal band hailing from the West Midlands, the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Their debut album Eve Of Destruction, as well as their second album were produced by the legendary K.K. Downing of Judas Priest and were both well received by the press. Hostile toured their debut album all over Europe supporting bands such as Machine Head, Soulfly and Hatebreed - and more recently Megadeth at Moscow's live Stadium - going down a storm at every tour. The band is currently planning to release a handful of singles as well as embark on an Eastern Europe tour in 2019.
Lutharö, from Hamilton, Canada is proud to premiere their music video for their single “Unleash The Beast” via Bravewords.com. The single is the title track off their upcoming EP and is an enticing amalgamation of death metal growling and punchy double kicks accompanied by power metal cleans and fiery guitar solos.
The myriad of dynamic elements and groovy bits make this one powerhouse of a song. Its lyrics follow the familiar situation of someone restraining themselves for too long in fear of judgement or emotional pain; as this goes on they feel an anger grow inside of them until it eventually turns into a full on monster seeking vengeance. The range on the vocals masterfully paint a vivid image of all hell breaking loose.
Further expanding on where Shipperbottom’s lyrics come from:
“The lyrics specifically on this EP were all inspired by emotional experiences in her day to day life with a more morbid twist and added metaphors.”
The band has crafted this EP in the hope their listeners will have a positive and and lasting experience, finding it enjoyable and authentic but also relatable. Giving nods to some of their noticeable influences including Arch Enemy, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Behemoth and Iron Maiden, Lutharö sits imposingly on the border of the death, power and thrash sub-genres.
The video for “Unleash the Beast” can be heard at http://bravewords.com/news/exclusive-canada-s-lutharo-premier-unleash-the-beast-music-video-new-ep-out-in-november
"Unleash the Beast" is due out November 16th and will be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify. Download of the EP title track is available on the band's Bandcamp here.
Old school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches are set to release their new album Hexenhammer on November 9th. Today, the band are premiering the official video for the title track, over on YouTube. Check it out, here: youtu.be/1OCmwMFKDlE
The band commented on the video:-
"The filming of the 'Hexenhammer' video was an exciting new experience for the band. Our second video dives into the story of Malleus Maleficarum, written by the discredited Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer, to legitimate his cruel deeds against woman in the 15th century. The title track stands for the album, it is melodic and heavy and reflects the sound of the band in a perfect way! We hope you will enjoy the video, which opens up a new authentic chapter for the band! We wanna thank the Witchcraft museum in Gränichen/Switzerland and its founder and director Miss Wicca Meier-Spring and her team for the support on this large project. Also we wanna thank the Operahouse of Zurich for the costumes and the props. Ancient recordings and editing by Michael Buzek - cheers to the whole team for making this amazing venture possible!"
Hexenhammer is now available for pre-order on a variety of different formats:
All formats: nuclearblast.com/bw-hexenhammer
Limited Digipack CD: nblast.de/BurningWitchesCD
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Black Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesVinyl
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Red Vinyl: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Blue Vinyl + poster: nblast.de/BurningWitchesNBShop
Digital album: nblast.de/BWHexenhammerIT
Watch and listen to 'Executed' over on YouTube: youtu.be/840vcVzth-0
Hexenhammer was produced in the Little Creek Studio by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, DESTRUCTION, NERVOSA, PÄNZER) and DESTRUCTION legend Schmier, who also helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album.
The Finnish cinematic metal band Dark Sarah just released a music video for "Golden Moth" from their new album "The Golden Moth".
Link to the music video: https://youtu.be/k0CnuCv0P9w
"The Golden Moth" was released on September 21st via Inner Wound Recordings.
"The Golden Moth" is the last part of the first Dark Sarah trilogy (The Chronicles). The trilogy tells about Dark Sarah's travel through three worlds: The Middle World ("Behind The Black Veil" album), The Underworld ("The Puzzle" album) and The Upper World ("The Golden Moth" album).
On "The Golden Moth" album Dark Sarah has to face the final test and find her way to the gods in the Upper World. After she had solved the puzzle in The Underworld and found the three keys, the Iron birds came there for her and took her to the Upper World, a deserted waste land where the gods rule. But also a trespasser, The Dragon, came with her. In the heat of the desert they meet again and there is something The Dragon wants from her.
JP Leppäluoto (Charon) has joined the official lineup as The Dragon for the upcoming album. Also in the roles of The Gods you will hear featuring artists as Zuberoa Aznarez (Diabulus In Musica) and Marco Hietala (Nightwish) and Netta Skog (ex. Ensiferum) as Fortune teller.
Dark Sarah official line up:
Heidi Parviainen (as Dark Sarah) - vocals
JP Leppäluoto (as Dragon) - vocals
Erkka Korhonen - guitar
Sami Salonen - guitar
Rude Rothstén - bass
Thomas Tunkkari - drums
Link to the music video for "Sky Sailing": https://youtu.be/homfk9iTb7s
Link to the music video for "Trespasser": https://youtu.be/914aqd7BpJM
Link to the lyric video for "The Gods Speak (feat. Marco Hietala & Zuberoa Aznárez)": https://youtu.be/2RhmzScEO5g
Russian Deathcore band SamadhiSitaram release new music video for 'The Death of a Stone'.
Check it out below: https://youtu.be/-LiueL09yfs
Band about the video:
"With this update, we are completing our video production associated with the 2nd album "Kali-Yuga Babalon". We tried to make a separate video for each track, and we almost did it. A lot of new and interesting things await us, and it's time to open up new pages, a new chapter, and the next SamadhiSitaram music album. Well, for now, please, check The Death of a Stone!"
Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have released their brand new video "Make A Move." The track comes from the band's latest album, EX_MACHINA, out now via UNFD and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. A fast-paced and blistering adventure that transports listeners to a dystopian future, EX_MACHINA features cameos from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. It can be purchased online at: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
On the new video, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This video was filmed while we were on our summer European tour, which was a great time for us. When you watch it you can really feel the sort of energy we put into our live shows! And we can't wait to be back in the UK and Europe for our headlining tour this month - check out Make A Move and get ready for it!"
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."
The other 12 songs featured on the album represent the voice of the resistance - in the form of underdogs known as Demons. Kenta was inspired to include these figures by Devilman Crybaby, particularly on the Slipknot-esque "Catastrophe," the frantic, bloodcurdling "The Perfect Nightmare," and the epic assault of "Daybreak," rather than because they wanted to provide a comment on religion.
"There's no particular religious message," clarifies Ken. "In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include Angels and Demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water."
"Angels aren't necessarily good and demons aren't necessarily bad," he explains. "The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us."
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 skillfully and seismically than ever.
Crossfaith is back with EX_MACHINA, now available for purchase here: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
England's Architects return with "Holy Hell" (out 9/11 via Epitaph); "Hereafter" video debuts as pre-orders launch
Architects, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang! recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” to, The Independent dubbed “one of Britain’s finest metal bands” and The Guardian said feature “gloriously crafted anthems of defiance,” return with their eighth album, Holy Hell, on Nov. 9 via Epitaph Records. The band has simultaneously debuted the song and video for “Hereafter” (https://youtu.be/WqRYBWyvbRo), which was directed by Jeb Hardwick.
Holy Hell marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself, and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of “Hereafter” are available via the band’s website (architectsofficial.com).
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