Romanian Black Metal group Ordinul Negru are ready to release their eight studio album, Faustian Nights, on the 30th of July in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The new album follows an extremely well received Sorcery of Darkness released three years ago, and features 8 new tracks for a total playing time of 47 minutes. The new material is made of shorter and more dynamic tracks and is definitely the best effort from Ordinul Negru.
Faustian Nights is now available for pre-order here:
- jewel-case CD with 16 pages booklet and slipcase: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights
- limited edition jewel-case CD with 16 pages booklet and slipcase, plus 4 custom tarot cards: http://shop.loudragemusic.com/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights-limited
- digital: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-faustian-nights
Beside the recently released official video for the track Killing Tristan (available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_vpRZFvj2A), the band has unveiled a new track off Faustian Nights, Oculta Kormos, now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWbyzEK1VjM
Nervecell are offering new pre-order bundles directly from the band's online store store.nervecell.net for the upcoming album "Past, Present...Torture" out August 25th via Lifeforce Records (Europe / North America) and Metal East Records (Middle East).
To pre-order click on the image above or visit store.nervecell.net
Canada's Inverted Serenity premiere "Mechanical Gods" via Toilet Ov Hell; pre-order 'As Spectres Wither' now.
Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Progressive Death Metal / Technical Death Metal outfit Inverted Serenity recently announced their upcoming third full-length, As Spectres Wither. Today the band partnered with Toilet Ov Hell to unleash the albums first single, "Mechanical Gods". The song showcases the band's ability to blend crushing technical death metal with progressive death elements and sublime clean singing led passages.
You can check out "Mechanical Gods" HERE
Toilet Ov Hell had this to say about today's song premiere:
"That principle of “eclectic but cohesive” applies to the songs on an individual level as well, delivering no shortage of surprises and subverting expectations. “Mechanical Gods” opens up with a mid-tempo start-stop riff that sounds like it’s building towards djenty chugs, but it quickly fades into a bass-driven clean section with surprisingly powerful singing. As the distortion kicks back in, the drums get progressively heavier, leading into a jaunty groove and mind-bending tapped dual leads."
"It’s a hell of a ride that gives a tantalizing look at what the rest of the album has to offer."
Pre-orders for As Spectres Wither are now live
Brazil's Daydream XI stream two new tracks from 'The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn'; pre-order now
As Sensory Records prepares to issue The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, the second proper full-length album by Brazilian progressive rock/metal outfit, Daydream XI, the label issues two tracks from the opus -- "Trust-Forged Knife" and "Painted Smile" -- along with digital pre-orders of the record.
Stream and share Daydream XI's "Trust-Forged Knife" and "Painted Smile" now at THIS LOCATION.
The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn will be released on six-panel digipak CD with a twenty-eight page booklet and digital formats on September 22nd through Sensory Records; fans of Dream Theater, Symphony X, and Pain Of Salvation should tune in. Pre-orders for the CD and standard digital version are available HERE, and the CD and 24-bit hi-res version available HERE.
Two weeks prior to the release of The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, Daydream XI will make their US live debut, taking part in the third night of the annual ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia on September 8th, sharing the weekend's stage with the likes of Katatonia, Amaranthe, Pain, Mike Portnoy, Between The Buried And Me, Haken, Metal Church, Orphaned Land, and many others. Additional tour dates are to be expected.
Daydream XI Live:
9/08/2017 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA [info]
Stand by for additional audio samples and additional news on Daydream XI in the days ahead.
Formed in 2008 Daydream XI has played with bands like Angra, Symphony X, and former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Di'Anno. In 2014 the band was invited by legendary drummer Mike Portnoy to perform on the first edition of Progressive Nation At Sea with bands like Transatlantic, Devin Townsend, Pain Of Salvation, Animals As Leaders, Anathema, Jon Anderson, King's X, and many other leading names in progressive music. Mixing hard rock and progressive rock with heavy and power metal influences, Brazil's Daydream XI is a band with no self-imposed boundaries. Their debut album The Grand Disguise was produced by Jens Bogren, head of the world-class Fascination Street studio, in Orëbro, Sweden, released in September 2014, via Power Prog. The album has received many great reviews all over the globe, placing the band as one of the most promising names in progressive metal in South America.
For the follow-up album, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn, Daydream XI embraces the progressive side of their music in a dark concept album. The concept is a metaphor to express that we are drawn to each other more by our weaknesses and our flaws than our strengths and virtues. It's portrayed through a journey, where Phillip, the Circus master, takes his new apprentice, Circe, across the various acts of this Circus. Each song represents a feeling or aspect of human life, channelled by the storyline of each character. With eleven epic new songs, The Circus Of The Tattered And Torn was recorded at an array of studios across Brazil and the US with the band's Tiago Masseti handling final production. The record was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Haken), and completed with artwork by Kikyz1313 and Mateus Conter.
Next month, Icelandic death metal unit Beneath will unleash their third full length, Ephemeris. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, At The Gates, etc.) at the acclaimed Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, Ephemeris features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool. The result is nine tracks of relentless brutality; an odyssey through the forthcoming millenniums of exponential colonization of planets and galaxies by human induced technology; a world where technology has gone way beyond the frontier of the imagination.
Today, Decibel Magazine is debuting the band's "Eyecatcher" lyric video at THIS LOCATION.
Notes guitarist Unnar Sigurðsson: "Ephemeris is our very best release so far. We wanted to do an album more dynamic and natural than those before and we are extremely proud of the outcome. It has elements from all of us combined into something very different from the other releases."
Adds Jóhann Ingi Sigurðsson, "Ephemeris has been a demanding album for us personally and in many ways, it represents a turning point for the band. We've always pushed ourselves in ways that keep us invested and engaged in our music, and on this album, that meant making big changes to our overall sound. There are songs that are a marriage of pure heaviness and brutality, while on the other spectrum there are some very challenging technical arrangements pushing the limits of our playing abilities. In the end, we ended up with an album that feels musically multidimensional and that we are extremely proud of."
Ephemeris will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records. Physical pre-orders are currently available at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, visit the Unique Leader Bandcamp page HERE where you can also sample opening track "Constellational Transformation."
After some initial and recent promising news, Exit Eden have now unleashed their first video! Their debut album "Rhapsodies in Black” is now also available for pre-order.
For those who are aware of the talent of these four ladies - Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner - they can imagine what masterpiece they would create if they would ever collaborate. But the good news is: they’ve already been busy working together, their debut album is set in stone and Exit Eden is ready for take off.
Right on time for the release date on August 4th via Napalm Records, Exit Eden have now unveiled a first music video for the track "Unfaithful,” originally by Rihanna, which you can check out right HERE!
Pre-orders of Exit Eden's "Rhapsodies in Black” are now available HERE.
Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: Exit Eden!
The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise Exit Eden’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
“Why a cover of "Unfaithful?” The band explains:
“Rihanna is one of the major artists in pop music these days, always on the edge of being too much, too provocative, too vulgar, yet with a hint of grace of her own. We like that, but felt that it could use a sharper edge and a darker, no-apologies vibe. The accelerated tempo gives it a new energy and spins us into oblivion with the march of banners held high!”
Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters Eluveitie released their acoustic album Evocation I, the Swiss musicians have decided to put aside their electronic instruments once again in favour of a new acoustic offering. Evocation II - Pantheon will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Band mastermind Chrigel commented on the artwork and new single 'Epona':
"Evocation II is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the other world. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors! The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this! It's full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. The symbol contains the 'great wheel', symbolizing the wheel of the year with the four seasons and the equinoxes – forming the foundations of Celtic mythology. The great wheel is framed by a tripartite Enneagram; while three is an important number in Celtic mythology in general, we also face trinity in the Celtic pantheon!
While the inner circle contains the initials of the names of the deities revered on this album – arranged tripartitedly according to their relations within the pantheon and place in the mythology – the outer circle utters an invitation as well as a blessing, a magical benediction for the one to dare to enter and set forth on this journey. The core of the symbol implies triune symbolism. The depiction shows the god Lugus, who was sometimes also addressed in the plural – Lugoves – since he's a triune god, as well as a tricephalos. The 'one with the skillful hand' and 'artisan of all skills' is depicted and a combination of two important symbols: On the one hand he's shown as 'high king' (and druid of druids), a typical gallic symbolism of an essential meaning and significance. On the other hand he's framed by the gallic 'lord of the animals/lord of life' symbolism: The character surrounded with diverse animals, but being strongly connected with all of them at the same time. So after all, the album cover vibrantly and mystically expresses the content of Evocation II! Join & let the journey begin!"
Today sees the reveal of the new cover artwork, as well as the launch of the album pre-orders:
The first single off the new record, 'Epona', is now available to purchase digitally: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/evocation-ii-pantheon/id1245639622
Pre-order the album on Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=5096
“The time feels right to go on with Evocation II! It’s time for the album”, continues Chrigel, who revived the initial concept after three successful albums in the usual Eluveitie style.Evocation II conjures up images and emotions from another time, to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus continues and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Evocation II takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the gods after which the song titles are named.
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes, bodhran
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp, mandola
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
Timisoara, Romania based Depressive Suicidal Black Metal act Katharos XIII announces as the 5th of April the release date for their second full-length album, Negativity.
Negativity features 7 tracks emerged from the dark chambers of human psyche, questions and deep melancholy into black chords, a truly unique combination of different layers and influences…personal experiences (all kinds of abuse, paranoia, severe depressions), strange stories, movies (Greenaway, Lynch), books (Eliade, Cioran, Zola), and is now available for pre-orders at this locations: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-negativity (digital) and http://shop.loudragemusic.com/katharos-xiii-negativity-pre-order (CD)
The title track, Negativity, and The Chains are so Beautiful are now both streaming here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/katharos-xiii-negativity
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