Okkultist, the Portuguese up & coming Death Metal beasts, will release their hotly anticipated debut album Reinventing Evil on the 15th of March, 2019. The album was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted). With a total of 8 rabid and brutal songs, the band's debut will see the light of the day via Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro Alma Mater Records in two digipak editions. One of them will come with a limited, different artwork and it will contain a Bathory cover song 'Satan is my Master'.
Okkultist are also sharing with us the cover artwork designed by singer & demoness Beatriz Mariano. Stay tuned for December 22nd when the band will unleash upon us a first song from their upcoming evil beast of an album, pre-sale news as well announce their headliner release show date in Lisbon, at RCA Club in March 2019!
Just recently, Alma Mater Records boss and Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro stated:
“After listening to the rough mixes of what will become Reinventing Evil, I am more certain than ever that it was a very good move for Alma Mater Records to sign Okkultist and handle their debut album. They are the kind of band the Portuguese scene needs: talented, young, focused and just fucking brutal. Portuguese Death Metal has never sounded so exciting in my ears so we can’t wait to release this beast upon you and help you to reinvent evil together with this amazing Portuguese talent."
Okkultist formed back in late 2015. Two years and memorable live shows later, their debut EP 'Eye Of The Beholder' was released by the band independently, but caught up and spread all around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy. Even at this early stage, Okkultist already had the honour to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD. Inspired by the likes of Master, Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death or Dismember, Okkultist pick up where impure 90's Death Metal left and are ready to release Reinventing Evil on March 15th 2019. Okkultist became the very first band ever to sign with Fernando Ribeiro's new label Alma Mater Records. Better be prepared for some infernal vibes and a deadly raw, new Death Metal brand this upcoming March, when Okkultist will be Reinventing Evil!
Portugal's Destroyers of All unveil 'False Idols' lyric video (taken from "The Vile Manifesto"); pre-orders now available
Portuguese metallers Destroyers Of All partner again with Mosher Records for the release of their new album "The Vile Manifesto", coming out February 2nd, 2019.
To celebrate the announcement of the new album, the band has premiered the lyric video “False Idols” as the first display of new music. “The song’s about the atrocities operated by a military unit that performed pseudo science in order to prove a point - and failed”, says the vocalist João Mateus, who clearly states “the lyric is a heartfelt tribute to all the victims of war.”
Destroyers Of All – 'False Idols' (lyric video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho6chwl49XQ
Charged with vicious riffs, voracious vocals and ear blasting drums, this record marks a new chapter for the band as it pushes the boundaries of heaviness of their sound more than ever before. As a result, this album is more violent and straight-to-the-point than the previous ones, yet without losing the creative identity that marks the band's music since its inception.
The album cover was hand drawn by legendary artist Mark Riddick, who has previously worked with bands such as Arch Enemy, Exodus, Morbid Angel, Mortician, The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation and many others.
The new album can be pre-ordered at www.destroyersofall.com. Several bundles are available, including different combinations of the album, merchandise and tickets for the presentation show.
"The Vile Manifesto" (2019) is the third release of the band after the debut EP "Into the Fire" (2013) and the LP "Bleak Fragments" (2016), both critically acclaimed by specialized media. The band once again chose to record the new album at the Golden Jack Studios in Portugal, also having it mixed and mastered by João Dourado.
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Lifeforce Records are very happy to announce the signing of Portuguese grindcore outfit Besta to their roster.
Escaping from the dark places in the imagination, Portuguese hellions Besta take inspiration from horror movies and blend them into a frantic, feedback-laden mash-up of punk-rock and old school grindcore, imagine Bad Brains mutating alongside Napalm Death, always with their own creative vein on top of every tune they deliver, with a political axe to grind, shouted on their native Portuguese tongue.
With 9 confrontational releases since 2012, and shows alongside Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Mob 47, Cryptopsy, Possessed, Massgrave, Deathrite, Obituary, Mantar or Conan to name a few, touring between Europe and South America and solid appearances on festivals such as Obscene Extreme or Resurrection Fest.
The year 2019 set a new chapter, signing with Germany´s Lifeforce Records and the band 2nd full length album titled "Eterno Rancor", a socially conscious record from 4 guys that feeds on pulverizing and skull fracturing punk/grindcore, raucous landscapes, and honesty.
Besta features members of Sinistro and Redemptus. New album "Eterno Rancor" out March 15th, 2019
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
Portuguese symphonic death metal act Dallian have released their debut album via Nox Liberatio Records, in a limited quantity edition!
From the alchemical merging of “Metal” music and the aesthetics of “Steampunk”, an unlikely synthesis is born, giving rise to “Dallian”, a band hoping to fill a void in a still very underexplored fusion.
Expect the unexpected as Dallian drags you in the depths of your mind, with its twisted arrangements. From guttural to clean singing, from crushing riffs to melodic guitar leads, from the peacefulness of traditional Portuguese fado music to the chaotic frenzy of orchestral madness.
Rising in 2017 from the centre of Portugal, in the small city of Leiria, Dallian is a band with roots on a solid background of Death Metal with added virtuosity of symphonic elements, all arranged in progressive dynamics.
For fans of SepticFlesh, Carach Angren, Dimmu Borgir, and other open minded metal entities.
Harvest of Death, a division of Signal Rex, sets December 25th as the international release date for Vetala's highly anticipated third album, Retarded Necro Demential Hole.
If the raw Portuguese black metal scene has (rightfully) reaped renown or at least reverential infamy, then Vetala's third full-length strike shall be the sonic vomit to ruin everyone's day. For over a decade now, exploring the most depraved and transgressive corners of what black metal can be has marked this duo as nigh-on untouchable. Unrepentantly noisy, accidentally avant-garde, furiously FUCK OFF: although continuing the dark, disgusting work laid down by Black Circle forerunners Irae and Mons Veneris, Vetala have become an idiom unto themselves. And now, with the aptly titled Retarded Necro Demential Hole do the duo abase themselves and bow down before the all-consuming powers of ritual retardation; these four, nameless songs have no reason to exist, if only to rain feces on good taste and any and all conceptions of "black metal." In fact, it's so beyond primitive and artlessly improvisational, so nightmarishly unhinged, one could qualify it as PRE-black metal.
Exquisitely twisted as always, clanging and crazed and amorphously wandering into landscapes far too perverse to grasp, Retarded Necro Demential Hole is the final punctuation, the last severed shred of sanity, for Portuguese black metal. This album REALLY isn't for you!
Find out for yourself the stratifying powers of Vetala's Retarded Necro Demential Hole with the untitled second track HERE at Harvest of Death's Soundcloud
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.
Portuguese speed metallers Toxikull have just released the teaser for their upcoming video for the song "Freedom to Kill". The video will be out on September 16th.
Lex Thunder comments: “This video exposes the primal bloody desires of the Human being, how they are guided, moulded and controlled by the evolving society. Any attempt of revolt is chewed up and used against you!”
You can watch the teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUPUqIDMULM&feature=youtu.be
The Nordic Epic Metal masters Sirenia are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour. Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, Sirenia will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don’t miss the chance to see them on the road.
On this tour, Sirenia will play tracks from their brand new album, called Arcane Astral Aeons, scheduled for release by the end of October 2018. Be amongst the first to listen to this brand new opus live! Today, we are proud to unveil the album cover.
Band leader Morten Veland about the artwork and the album:
“We are very pleased to present the artwork for our new album Arcane Astral Aeons. Once more we have worked with designer Gyula Havancsák to create an artwork that renders and adorns the heart and soul of our music. The album was recorded in Audio Avenue Studios (Norway), and Sound Suite Studios (France), while the mixing and mastering took place in Hansen Studios (Denmark) with mixing engineer Jacob Hansen. This album is something unique to us as it is the first one we have made together with our fans, everyone who have supported our pledge campaign has directly contributed to the funding of the album and to make it what it has turned out to be. We are very proud of what we have achieved together and we're very eager to share it with you, hoping that you all will find it as special as we do."
Sirenia on tour:
04.11.18 UK – London / The Dome
05.11.18 FR – Paris / La Boule Noire
06.11.18 FR – Nantes / Ferailleur
08.11.18 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.11.18 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
10.11.18 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
14.11.18 CH – Musigburg / Aarburg
15.11.18 CH – St-Maurice / Le Manoir Pub
16.11.18 IT – Bologna / Alchemica Club
17.11.18 IT – Milan / Legend Club
more dates to be announced soon!
Morten Veland about the upcoming tour:
"We are excited to announce the first tour dates in support of our upcoming album to be released the 26th of October. We will return to some countries we have not been to for some time. We intend to announce further dates later on, covering more countries and territories. Stay tuned for more news and we are looking forward to see you on the road again soon."
Portuguese black metal cult Cinzas streams its debut Demo I at IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release today via Purodium Rekords on cassette tape format, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Coming out from the ashes of time and space, Cinzas' Demo I proves that silence, mystery, and knowledge can walk different paths. Deep in this cave has been Mortiferus, who in total isolation and away from the mundane world forged his nature to the primeval genesis source of all wisdom. Achieving this wholeness through minimalism, the left hand of this wandering and ancient soul speaks out its music, remembering the only thing that truly matters: black metal was meant to be raw, cold, and dark as the longest winter nights. Expect nothing more than this, and be sure to embrace these non-pure relentless torments as your feeble flesh burns!
Here's what Mortiferous has to say about Cinzas' origin:
"All music created and recorded by Mortiferus between 2012-2015, while D.O.R. was active. These tracks were taken from a forgotten full album, but since D.O.R. was going to a new path and experiences, Cinzas spawned into this world. Mortiferus salutes the few who still embrace and live by the true black metal values. You know who you are!"
In the meantime, hear Cinzas' Demo I in its entirety exclusively HERE. Order info can be found HERE.
Portuguese black metal titans Black Howling stream the entirety of their highly anticipated sixth album, Return of Primordial Stillness, at heavily trafficked web-portal IndyMetalVault.com. Set for international release on July 27th via Signal Rex, hear Black Howling's Return of Primordial Stillness in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of the oldest and most prolific bands in the Portuguese black metal underground, Black Howling have built up a staggering body of work of unparalleled anguish and misery. By no means strictly "depressive suicidal black metal," the duo's aesthetic often runs parallel to DSBM but fortunately evades all the usual cliches of such. More importantly, Black Howling's commitment to an unapologetically raw sound-field yet suffusing that misery 'n' anguish with a remarkably accomplished melodicism has largely shaped the modern Portuguese black metal paradigm that has received so much international fervour in recent years.
Now, after three years of silence, Black Howling return with Return of Primordial Stillness, a compact-yet-massive distillation of their enduring aesthetic. Comprising four tracks in an epic 40 minutes, Return of Primordial Stillness indeed sounds primordial and indeed invokes a crypt-like stillness, but there's so much more going on here. The record is bookended by two mostly instrumental tracks, with the two central compositions - "Celestial Syntropy" and "Celestial Entropy," which are 14 minutes and 16 minutes, respectively - canvassing a wide sonic landscape, howling and desperate and yet strangely triumphant and even perversely soothing, such is their catharsis sought. However, this is all BLACK METAL through and through, undiluted and uncompromising; it's just that Black Howling possess a profound understanding of it and are thusly able to shape it in dazzling(ly malodorous) ways. Simply put, if you aren't mesmerized by the conjuring's contained within, then perhaps black metal isn't for you...
Though their output has slowed in recent years, each Black Howling recording is a stained treasure unto itself. When their next recording shall reveal itself, no one knows but then, but hereby witness their Return of Primordial Stillness...all of which can be heard exclusively HERE, courtesy of IndyMetalVault.com.
Pre-order info can be found HERE.
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