Carach Angren are premiering a stunning new video for the track "Charles Francis Coghlan" taken from their new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which is hitting the stores today, 16th of June.
The horror clip of of cinematic quality is now streaming via the Season of Mist YouTube channel and may be freely spread at and from the link below.
Carach Angren comment: "After months of incredible hard work, we are extremely proud to present our official horror video for 'Charles Francis Coghlan'. Together with director Rick Jacops, we have relentlessly pushed all creative limits to transport the viewer into another terrifying dimension. Everything you see is real and produced as well as co-directed by us. Prepare to be obsessed and possessed!"
Produced by Carach Angren & Backstage Film Productions
Directed by Rick Jacops & Carach Angren
Actress: Amber Delahaye
Sound Design by Clemens Wijers Music Productions & Backstage Film Productions
Team: Brendan Gijzen, Stefan Wijers, Julien Wijers
Special thanks: Paul Kops, Ria Hendriks, Transportbedrijf Chris Wijers, Het Leukermeer, Merith Rooden
Carach Angren are premiering the third amazing track of their forthcoming new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' in the shape of a stunning animated video with lyrics, which has been created by renowned Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu.
The Dutch masters of horror metal will release 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' on June 16th.
The animated video for the song "Blood Queen" is now streaming via the Season of Mist video channel and may be freely spread at the link below.
Carach Angren comment:
"We are extremely proud to present you the horror that is 'Blood Queen'. This cruel and sad tale surrounding her fate that we have brought alive in an intense musical is now wrenching your gut through the incredibly imagery created by Costin Chioreanu. He has given our dark vision a more than fitting frame. This clip is more than just another 'lyric video' but an artistic merger of song and image. We are proud that our work of passion also led to Costin really outdoing himself once again."
In further news, Carach Angren have just been nominated in the "newcomer" category of the prestigious German Metal Hammer Awards for the 2017 edition. The ceremony will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany on September 15th.
More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mkme8mj
Tickets are available at this link: www.metal-hammer.de/tickets
Forever Plagued Records has set June 30th as the international release date for Sator Malus' debut album, Dark Matters. Hailing from the Netherlands, Sator Malus play atmospheric black metal with conviction and ideas deriving behind darkness, space, and worlds beyond the eyes of humanity. Sator Malus include (ex-)members of such bands as The Spirit Cabinet, Walpurgisnacht, Grimm, Cirith Gorgor, and Hooded Priest, so they are not by any stretch new to black metal. Also, they’ve brought upon IX of Urfaust as special guest vocalist to one of the tracks for fans who can relate.
Forever Plagued will present Sator Malus' Dark Matters on CD worldwide on June 30th, and the LP release later in the year. In the meantime, hear that aforementioned track featuring IX of Urfaust - "Endless Cycles of Life and Death" - at Forever Plagued's Soundcloud HERE.
Amsterdam-based metal band, Seita released the single and video for "Call It Evolution" on May 5th, 2017. The single is available in digital format only on the main music online platforms.
Check out here the video Call It Evolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQousD0_wmg
"Call It Evolution" is a chaotic snapshot of mankind’s often contradictory and self-destructive path towards so-called progress.
Raw, intense, and unapologetic: the band’s sonic assault pushes boundaries, while remaining true to its roots in aggressive and brutal music.
Their focus is more on the discovery of different musical landscapes, as a means to express their message, rather than self- identifying with a specific sub-genre or trend.
"The ones that pull the trigger must be ready to die..."
Dutch black metallers Dystopia will unleash their second full-length album, 'Chaos Philosophorum', on April 21st. The band has now unveiled the second track entitled 'Black Death'. The song is streaming exclusively through Terrorizer and can be heard via the link below.
The band had the following to say about the track: "Black Death explores the idea of what it means to live in a dystopia. It's about the thought that a dystopic society can't only exist because of a corrupt government, but it can also materialize by the absence of one. What happens when your leaders die because of the black plague? What happens when nobody knows what to do and the structure of civilization falls apart? It is a mixture of doom and fleeting hope and the music reflects that."
Themes on 'Chaos Philosophorum' deal with space, existence and death. "We wanted to combine these concepts in our artwork, so we took the medieval plague doctor as a strong and recognizable symbol of death, and combined it with the almost magical shapes and colors of a galaxy. As if he is casting a spell. The artist Adam Burke did a tremendous job converting our ideas into this artwork."
The official 'Chaos Philosophorum' release-show will take place on April 21st at the renowned ‘Patronaat' venue in Haarlem, The Netherlands. More information can be found here!
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Carach Angren are now unveiling the first stunning track of their forthcoming new album. The Dutch masters of horror metal have entitled their new haunting 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' and the release date has been slated for June 16th.
The song "Song for the Dead" is exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Heavy Mag (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Carach Angren comment: "After months of hard work we proudly reopen the doors to our haunted mansion to reveal the first deadly taste of our upcoming concept album. A unique horror story as you all expect and deserve from us, we consider this as one of the most terrifying tracks that we have created so far."
Carach Angren are furthermore revealing the cover art by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu and track-list of 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which can both be viewed below.
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', Carach Angren are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.
Carach Angren have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and Peter Tägtgren (Pain) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hard hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.
Dutch Black / Death Metal masters God Dethroned have announced 'The World Ablaze' as the title of their new album scheduled for release on May, 5th via Metal Blade Records!
'The World Ablaze' is the band's first album since 'Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross' from 2010 and marks the grand comeback for the Dutchmen! The album is the third (and final) part of the World War I trilogy.
The album has just been mastered, the front art and a first song will be revealed shortly as well as the pre-order and album configurations!
Dan Swanö mixed 'The World Ablaze' and has formed his opinion: "God Dethroned have taken a great turn on the fields of Death Metal. This album is a great combination of all kinds of tempos and styles the genre have to offer, each performed with crushing perfection, and catchy choruses and memorable melodic hooks! Will go down well among fans of Bolt Thrower (R.I.P.) and some of the other Dutch death brigades I've had the pleasure of working with!"
God Dethroned will play two German release shows on the weekend of release and two Dutch ones the following weekend. Please spread the word!
05/05/17 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete w/ Lifeless & Visionary 666
06/05/17 DE - München - Backstage w/ Revel In Flesh & Commander & Visionary 666
12/05/17 NL- Lelystad - Poppodium w/ Visionary 666 & Disquiet
13/05/17 NL - Groningen - Vera w/ Visionary 666 & The Heritage
Other God Dethroned shows:
11/03/17 DE - Heidelberg - Deathfest
18/03/17 DE - Altenburg - 8. Indoorfestival
08/04/17 NL - Erica - Pitfest
10-12/08/17 DE - Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
God Dethroned line-up:
Henri Sattler - vocals/guitars
Mike Ferguson - guitars
Jeroen Pomper - bass
Michiel van der Plicht - drums
Selfmachine proud to announce the release dates of their sophomore album "Societal Arcade" (recorded at RealSound Studio (Parma, Italy); mixed and mastered by Waldermar Sorychta and Dennis Koehne).
The release party will take place @Melkweg Amsterdam on 17th March.
Get ready for the blast!
Digital release date : 17th March 2017 (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
U.S.A : 17th March 2017 (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Physical release date : 17th March 2017 (Aural Music Group)
Japan (Wormholedeath Japan /DiskUnion Japan) TBA
Groove and melody, heaviness and catchiness. These are just a couple of words describing the ‘Modern Metal’ sound of Selfmachine. Like a bearded Michael Jackson driving a monster truck through the hills of Teletubbieland. Selfmachine released their debut album ‘Broadcast Your Identity’ globally through Wormholedeath / Aural music in 2014. The album received many positive reviews and was even awarded ‘Dutch release of the year’ by website ‘Global Metal Apocalypse’. Selfmachine embarked on their first European Tour supporting internationally acclaimed bands The Agonist and Ferium in March 2015. Returning from this tour more eager and determined than ever, they set out to record their sophomore album. ‘Societal Arcade’ will be released in March 2017, again through Wormholedeath Records.
The album was recorded in Langhirano, Italy at Realsound Studios and mixed and mastered by legendary producers Waldemar Sorychta and Dennis Koehne. To promote this album the band will tour Europe in April 2017 (together with Koronal, Fractal Universe, Unprocessed e.a) and record several music videos. Selfmachine has also recently been confirmed for the MetalDays 2017 Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia. The band holds the firm belief that a live-show should be more than just a bunch of guys on a stage, playing music. It should be an experience, something to engage in and something to remember. So put on your dancing shoes and get run down by that funky monstertruck called Selfmachine!
Amsterdam based metal band The Charm The Fury have announced that their new album 'The Sick, Dumb & Happy' will be released on the 17th of March via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire.
The band comments about the album and cover: "This record is a cross-section of the metal sound we hope will resurrect in the next ten years. A return to thrash roots, headbanging anthems, and tried and tested songwriting that made metal so great back in the 80s and 90s.
We found Robert Sammelin via an app, saw his work and immediately knew that this was our guy. He still hand draws his designs, creating some completely surreal comic-style images. While working with him we actually found out that he did key artwork for Battlefield 1, which is crazy. We gave him the rough idea for the spiral eyed skull, the colour scheme and blood spatters was all his idea. We wanted something different and we feel he created a completely unique piece, better than anything we could come up with."
Watch the teaser of their upcoming album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krUY1NRNMbs
The Charm The Fury have matured since their debut. With several of Europe's biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what The Charm The Fury is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.
With more details about the band’s new album to come, the critical moment has arrived: The Charm The Fury are armed, ready and hungry for the next big push. When it explodes in 2017, the smart money is on these diehard noise-makers claiming their rightful place among the new metal elite. They have the songs, the determination and the charisma to make it happen.
Dodecahedron are streaming the first track taken from their forthcoming album 'kwintessens', which has been scheduled for release March 17th.
The song "Hexahedron - Tilling The Human Soil" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Crank It Up (SE)
Regarding their sophomore full-length, Dodecahedron previously commented: "We are very excited about our new material. The forthcoming album is more coherent and straight forward compared to the debut. It was written with a clear and cold concept in mind, whereas the first album is a collection of material composed over a five year period. Expect more of our dismal atmospheres and calculated madness."
Dodecahedron are simultaneously revealing the new artwork and the track-list of 'Kwintessens', which can both be viewed below.
There is a universe of possibilities to explore musical darkness. Yet metal seems to have a tendency for endlessly riding stereotypical riff-horses until they are flogged to death and beyond the point of any meaningful resurrection. Dodecahedron furiously destroy such notions and advance to new horizons.
This Dutch League of Extraordinary Musicians is harnessing the power of seething black chaos into a precisely aimed sonic assault. Expanding on the pioneering works of Mayhem in their 'Ordo Ad Chao' (2007) phase and French trailblazers Deathspell Omega, Dodecahedron push this stream of extreme consciousness forward into even more spine-chilling dimensions.
Their sophomore full-length 'Kwintessens' arrives with intensified focus. Those atonal and dissonant monstrosities created by ultimate technical mastery and spawned on the self-titled debut album 'Dodecahedron' (2012) are now directing their explosive fury with even more precision straight to the point. The balance between aggression and suspended states of icy shock has been re-calibrated.
Dodecahedron started out as Order Of The Source Below before embracing a clear vision of darkness reaching beyond black metal. Carving their own path into the cosmic dark musical matter with a stellar technical brilliance, 'kwintessens' delivers the spark to ignite the new flame. Expect a brutal blast!
M. Eikenaar: vocals
M. Nienhuis: guitar, composition
J. Bonis: guitar, sound synthesis
Y. Terwisscha van Scheltinga: bass
J. Barendregt: drums
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