After 5 years of silence, the Italian Metal band Serenade has come back with a new explosive album coming out in autumn 2017 via Revalve Records.
Strongly wanting to change the sound, with a new line-up, the band has gone from a gothic symphonic to a heavier metal with post-thrash, progressive and gothic influences.
Currently the band has finished recording the new album called "Onirica", which reflects much more the components' influences compared to the debut album.
Onirica is an ardent work by a heavy metal sound with symphonic touches and vague gothic atmospheres.
Awaiting the album the band will be on stage with Smash into Pieces:
13.10 Wetzikon w/Smash into Pieces (Hall of Fame) Switzerland
14.10 Brescia w/Smash into Pieces (Circolo Colony) Italy
15.10 Roma w/Smash into Pieces (Traffic) Italy.
Only five months after the release of their last album 'Tando Ashanti', Danish Hardcore / Crust / Post Black Metal terrors Hexis will release a brand new EP called 'XII' coming out on September 29th for 10' vinyl & Digital through Division Records (Closet Disco Queen, Papertank, Process Of Guilt, Unfold…), Moment Of Collapse Records (Cranial, Heaven In Her Arms, Meraine, Red Apollo, etc,..), Crown & Throne Ltd (Primitive Man) et Truthseeker Music (Howl, Human Future, Yards…).
On this new 5 songs EP, Hexis strikes harder, hit faster and takes no prisoner. These guys are not doing a sort of post black metal hipster shit, goddamn no. They are actually the best representation of what black metal has to be in 2017: fierce, relentless, uncompromising, dangerous & wicked. Their style is still firmly rooted in a sort of hardcore urgency, but the atmosphere on this songs is so thick that you’ll somehow find yourself walking in a forest, surrounded by deep fog, unable to see anything, but clearly hearing the wolves all around you.
This EP is the real deal if you’re searching for pure darkness In the meantime, the band unveiled a few days ago a first excerpt from this upcoming effort with "Nefarious" available right now on Bandcamp.
For the record... Denmark, 2010: the idea of creating a hardcore black metal band emerged in the mind of Filip, actual singer and leader of Hexis. His goal was to give birth to a band playing "as dark and heavy music as possible and go on crazy amount of tours around the world and release tons of different records". And it has been successful. Indeed, Hexis’ music is as scary as thrilling, as introspective as explosive and gives an idea of what addiction to darkness could be. To satisfy it, Hexis plays about 200 gigs per year. Among all these gigs and the thousands of kilometres swallowed, Hexis has released 10 records in 7 years, including 3 EP's, 4 splits (w/Primitive Man, This Gift is a Curse, As We Draw, Euglena and Redwood Hill) and 2 full-length albums (Abalam and Tando Ashanti). Hexis is not just music, it is a way of life, a mindset, and every note that reaches your brain will prove it.
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Australia's Lo! to release new album via Pelagic Records this October; teaser posted + pre-orders available
Sydney's LO! literally made a splash last year with the ingenious video clip for "Orca," produced by bass player Adrian Shapiro himself. The clip showed vocalist Sam Dillon as a vicious creature emerging from a vat of shiny pink goo, in front of an otherwise completely black background. Pink in metal? The clip went viral over the love-it-or-hate-it discussion that followed... but even the haters had to admit that this clip, premiered via Noisey, Metal Hammer, and Decibel, showed a truly outstanding and innovative approach to visual arts in heavy music.
LO!'s third full length album Vestigial - set for release via Pelagic Records October 6th -- is next level. The songs are well-crafted and have a larger scope, the sound is heavy yet organic, there's a mammoth harmonic density behind the stupefying heavy riffs, and the band sounds tighter than ever before. One of the reasons might be that drummer Adrian Griffin, who has spent the last seven years in Asia, returned to Australia.
"This time we had much more time to all be together as a band and really work on the songs properly instead of the last-minute rush that usually happens. I think we all felt more connected now having Adrian back in the country," comments guitarist Carl Whitbread.
"LO! have come to remind you of glorious times; times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records," wrote Metal Hammer UK on the band's debut album Look And Behold. And in fact, song titles like "Megafauna" or "Hall Of Extinct Mammals" show that LO! have always been interested in man's relationship with the natural world. Themes of extinction, circuses, and animal exploitation were explored on the band's 2015 EP The Tongueless, "so it was a nice lead in to where we are at now on Vestigial," notes vocalist Sam Dillon, "with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on album number three."
"A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture, and where addiction to technology is the norm is at the lyrical heart of Vestigial. "There are several repeated characters throughout the album," Dillon reveals. "The Judas Steer, the Locust Christ... these are anti-heroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively. The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Uns, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives..."
After a European tour supporting Cult Of Luna in 2013, including a performance at Roadburn Festival, the band will be back in Europe this October to present Vestigial. Fit for fans of Mastodon, Cursed, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Breach, Black Breath, and the like.
LO!'s Vestigial will see release on October 6th on CD, LP, and digital formats. For pre-orders in North America, visit THIS LOCATION, in Europe go to THIS LOCATION, and in Australia, go to THIS LOCATION.
View a Vestigial video teaser HERE.
Pest Records, the new Loud Rage Music chapter, is proud to announce it has recently agreed with the up and coming Finnish Melancholic Post Metal band Atlases for the release of the band’s debut material, a 5 tracks EP titled Penumbra and scheduled for this Autumn.
Atlases was founded by guitarist Ville-Veikko Laaksonen in 2017, after he parted ways with his previous band Oceanwake. The right lineup was found rather quickly. Based in Pori, Finland the band now consists of five musicians, who have influenced in bands like Apea, Filthy Vermin, Oceanwake, Palekastro Plays Kingston Wall, Sammontakojat, Vuoltee & Sotahuuto.
Atlases' music combines metal with atmospheric soundscapes, making the end result sound like Modern Post Metal, as they themselves call it.
Check out a teaser for Penumbra here:
More info to be revealed soon!
Greek post-sludge formation Allochiria premiere the new video "Lifespotting" at slow 'n' low authority The Sludgelord. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated second album, Throes, set for international release on March 17th via Art of Propaganda. See/hear Allochiria's "Lifespotting" video exclusively HERE.
Allochiria were formed in 2008 in Athens, Greece, and released a self-titled EP in 2010. In January 2014, they released their first full-length album, Omonoia. But in December 2016, Allochiria joined forces with Art of Propaganda for the release of the band’s second album, Throes. Having shared the stage with Deafheaven, Year of No Light, Altar of Plagues, and many more, as well as undertaking their first European tour in March 2015, Allochiria's live experience becomes readily apparent across the vast expanses of Throes. Although their music has often been likened to Neurosis, ISIS, Amenra, and Cult of Luna, Allochiria assert their own identity in the post-sludge realm with their deep exploration of very human themes. With Throes, its theme explores man as a social being, the corruption that defines him in modern societies, his vain struggles, painful routine, and the effect this has in the world around him.
In that regard, Throes retains the same concept as Omonoia, which has man in its main area of interest. But this time, Allochiria's pursuit of that concept is angrier and more direct, making for an even more intense listen. Speaking directly to mankind, Throes expresses anger, pain, and agony in a higher degree; living beings are being killed, drowned, destroyed, and left helpless, and the rest either cause this or witness it. We mourn a little bit, and then go on with our lives - we are hopeless and weak. This is Throes, and Allochiria are guiding its maelstrom. Go deeper into that maelstrom with the video for "Lifespotting" exclusively HERE, courtesy of The Sludgelord webzine. Take the first step into that maelstrom with "Counting Fives," which can be heard exclusively HERE.
Italian Post Sludgers Nudist reveal cover artwork and first single from their forthcoming new album.
The title track “Bury My Innocence” is available here: https://youtu.be/UoH9OmVjtMc
Born in 2008 as a Noise Instrumental Power Trio, they realized two self-produced albums: “Nudist” and “Appetizer for Monsters”. After line-up changes, Gabo and France have found in Lore a worthy travel companion. So they started an evolution, still in place, of style and sound. Including vocals, their third album “See The Light Beyond The Spiral” (2015) features sounds ranging from post-metal, sludge and post-hardcore.
The new album “Bury My Innocence” (mixed and mastered by Eraldo Bernocchi) will be released by Argonauta Records in CD/DD on March 20th, 2017. Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2lAOmPn
Italian Post / Doom Metallers Wows release the official video-clip of the song Nemesi, taken from their latest opus AION, out in November 2015 via Argonauta Records.
While working on new material for the new album scheduled during 2017, the band gave us a new taste of their intensity and visual approach.
"Nemesi" video-clip is both a celebration of the album feedbacks received in the past months and a new step by Wows into the new year made of obscure vibes and dramatic sonorities.
Wows teamed-up with Transcending Obscurity (http://tometal.com/video-premiere-italian-sludge-doom-band-wows) to premiere this new opus of arcane and enchanting images, for a disturbing journey into human psyche.
Iran based Post Metal band The Unknown release their first official video-clip and it is for the new unreleased track titled "Meanwhile In Our World"; here is the url: https://youtu.be/rOt_jjujIFY
The video-clip directed by Farzad Yaghobi and produced by AliReza Marjoyi, is about the crazy situation at this moment, with people in misery, war, terror and madness all over our World and represents their way to denounce terrorism.
It presents for the first time the band in a new great international line-up: Aria Moghaddam from Iran (vocals, guitars and keys), Kevin Pribulsky from USA (drums and keys), Arash Babakan from Iran (bass), Anaé Lrnt from France (female voice).
In the meanwhile the debut album of the band "In Search Of The Unknown" is always available via Club Inferno Ent. from Italy
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Italy's Deadly Carnage (Post-Black / Doom Metal) have recently revealed some details about their new album, the first concept of their career. Bassist Adres commented on the announcement:-
"We started writing our fourth album in late 2013, even before "Manthe" was published. We had lots and lots of ideas and felt the need to direct them into music as soon as possible. After three years we are close to ending this phase, and finally bring the songs to the studio. There are lots of new news, firstly comes the presence of Alexios (lead guitarist) behind the microphone, moreover this album will be our first concept ever. In early 2017 we will start the preliminary stages of the recordings with the support of our collaborator Michele Crinella, who will follow us during the pre-production. Next we will move to Domination Studio where the recordings will be edited by Simone Mularoni (DGM and Empyrios guitarist). This concept album will consist of 9 songs and will completely feature new themes for us; those who had the opportunity to see our live performances in recent months will have most likely sensed this."
The first glimpses of autumn are to be seen, time to get in the right mood with brand new The Holeum song 'Vertical Parallel Infinites' off the band's forthcoming album "Negative Abyss" - out September 23!
WATCH THE FULL TRACK TEASER FOR 'VERTICAL PARALLEL INFINITES' HERE
Having the title “Negative Abyss”, the debut album of Spanish band The Holeum has to sound destructive, and hopeless. Founded in the second half of 2014, former musicians of bands like NahemaH, Demised, quantumXperience, Hela, Neptunian Sun, and Priest of Dawn started this new outlet to stretch the boundaries and to reinforce the emotional impression of what dark and weirdly music can be and achieve.
“Negative Abyss” consists of eight tracks expressing inner conflicts and the never ending search for meaning in life. The Holeum’s first album debouches in between post metal and dark ambient – always being full of atmosphere, and subtleness. Being in preoccupation with its multi-layered heavy tunes, the Spanish four-piece undergoes a “Negative Abyss” to find relief and peace of mind in the end. The path is arduous as songs titles like ‘Cosmic Horror’, ‘Dystopia’, ‘Nuclear Mysticism’, or ‘Pictures of the Uncanny’ suggest. But The Holeum face up to their inner demons.
"NEGATIVE ABYSS" AVAILABLE ON CD AND DIGITAL - SEPTEMBER 23
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