Lebanese extreme death metal band Kaoteon recently announced the release of their upcoming new full-length album, Damnatio Memoriae, featuring bass wizard Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and drum master Fredrik Widigs of Marduk as special guests. The menacing new album is due for release on February 23, 2018, and pre-orders are available now via https://kaoteon.bandcamp.com
Following up on last week's release of the track "Barren Lands" (which has amassed nearly 12,000 streams on YouTube alone in less than a week), Kaoteon are pleased to reveal a guitar play-through of another new track, "Raging Hellfire", featuring guitarist Anthony Kaoteon. Watch now via Guitar World: https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/kaoteon-premiere-raging-hellfire-guitar-playthrough
Anthony tells Guitar World: "'Raging Hellfire' is a museum of fast melodic but yet brutal black metal riffs. You can take all 13 riffs in the song, play them through an orchestra and still get a dark epic symphony of destruction. My Ibanez Prestige neck allows a very comfortable grip which doesn't apply to many guitars. I am not tech savvy so I still use the basics. Walid Wolflust (our singer) hates my analogue passive old school distortion but I enjoy how bright, crunchy and raw my distortion blazes out of my Seymour Duncan pickups and my Blackstar amp. I hope you enjoy this track as much as I do. Take a guess on which riff in 'Raging Hellfire' is the first black metal riff I ever composed even before Walid joined the band in 2001?"
While online, check out a brand new write-up on Kaoteon and their fascinating origin story via Revolver Magazine: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/meet-kaoteon-lebanese-metal-band-fighting-religious-political-persecution
You can also hear the band's first single, the title track "Damnatio Memoriae" here: https://youtu.be/gVHcFrVcdEg
Kaoteon is an unusual east-west international extreme metal collaboration, originally hailing from the Middle East but now based in Amsterdam. Kaoteon fled their native Lebanon after the release of their debut 2011 full-length, Veni Vidi Vomui, due to facing censorship at its highest levels for simply being a metal band. They have been put in jail for devil worshipping, attacked by religious groups, and raided several times by police trying to use them as scapegoats to mask political and religious problems in the region. It's a terrifying but enthrallingly honest story of a metal band trying to exist, succeed and break out of the Middle East.
Italian Death Dealers Dominhate have released lyric and drum play-through videos for "Faith Delirius Imago," a song taken from Lavadome Productions EP Emissaries of Morning. Check 'em both out below.
Lyric video: youtu.be/c2gaQwXREq0
Drum play-through video: youtu.be/ajEozGX09SU
Emissaries of Morning was released on Lavadome Productions in 2016 on CD and digital formats. Expect a vicious assault! This is pure, dark, unholy, and uncompromising death metal! Digital promos are available upon request. The EP can be streamed in its entirety on Youtube and Bandcamp. Visit one of the following links to order Emissaries of Morning.
After releasing a series of official videos, Demonic Resurrection have now come up with a fantastic play-through video + lyric video which can be viewed at the band's official channel AT THIS LINK. Please check it out!
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One of India's longest running bands, Demonic Resurrection, are back with their fifth full length album and it's a unique take on the avatars of Lord Vishnu according to Indian mythology. Each song is dedicated to a different avatar and the artwork and lyrics are indicative of the same. 'Dashavatar' follows the band's trademark epic black/death metal style that the band have cemented over the decades. The fans won't be disappointed and at the same time this is an ambitious leap forward. Tasteful solos accentuate the soaring riffs, all impeccably structured to bring to life stories from ancient Hindu mythology. Suitably atmospheric and tempered to perfection, this album holds its own in an era of ever-increasing individuality.
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Earthists. released their debut record, "Dreamscape," in March and has gained a lot of attention for their technical abilities, as well as meaningful lyrics. The band is heavily influenced by progressive metal bands, some of which elements can be showcased in "Footprints." The standout characteristics of technical guitar work in the verses mesh perfectly with catchy lead guitars, all while implementing Guitarist Yuto Hirabayashi's unique chord progressions.
"Footprints" was originally intended to be an instrumental track. However, when Hirabayashi joined the band, he perfected the track with additional guitar riffs. The end result also included lyrics that focus on the idea that, "We're always meeting and parting in our lives, but in order to move on, we need to look past our footprints behind us."
Watch "Footprints" Play Through Now
"Dreamscape" is available now at Merchbucket and MerchNow.
Swiss Prog Death Unit Virvum premiere "Earthwork" drum playthrough video through Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Zurich, Switzerland based Progressive Death Metal group Virvum recently released their debut full-length called Illuminance. A record that's been touted by many metal media outlets worldwide as one of the best death metal records of 2016. Today the band partnered with Heavy Blog Is Heavy to exclusively premiere a new drum playthrough for the song "Earthwork".
The playthrough proves yet again that the group's skill is not a result of studio trickery, these are talented hard working musicians indeed.
You can catch Virvum drummer Diego Morenzoni gracefully bashing away at his kit on the "Earthwork" playthrough HERE
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