One of the most representative Romanian Black Metal bands, Timisoara based Ordinul Negru, just released a new video in support of their most recent album, Faustian Nights, released last year via Loud Rage Music. Faustian Nights, the title-track, can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/4awR7vpPXgI
Ordinul Negru‘s eight studio album Faustian Nights is available via Loud Rage Music in digital and CD formats, and will be available on vinyl and tape in Spring 2019:
Part of the very first wave of Romanian Extreme Metal bands (from the beginning of the ’90’s) Suceava based Black Metallers Mercy’s Dirge are gearing up for a Spring 2019 CD version release of their first full-length album "Live, Raw & Relentless", in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
As a preview the track Devilish Wish is now streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__kjjmcA0ks
Featuring 11 tracks, Live, Raw & Relentless was recorded live at the Odyssey Studio by Cristi Rangu in February 2018 capturing a rough, visceral and organic Black Metal for fans of the old ways of this genre.
Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
Romanian Death Metal quintet Rancorum have just released its first album in digital format via Loud Rage Music, with the Jewel-case CD version coming up this December 17th. The Vermin Shrine is a vindictive display of the chunkier metal around, Death Metal, clutching the listeners in their very own grip of multi-layered and lengthy songs, played with palpable malice and relentless oppressiveness.
The Vermin Shrine is available for streaming and order here:
Pre-Order jewel-case CD version here:
Liviu – Vocals
Nick – Guitar
Calin – Guitar
Tiberiu – Bass
Gigi – Drums
In anticipation of their upcoming debut album (that is now closer than ever) Gutted in Gluttony, Cluj-Napoca / Romania based Brutal Death Metal squad Malpraxis offer a new preview in form of a lyrics video for the track Raped Corporal Remnants now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn4zHLjT9Xo
Malpraxis recently announced a serious line-up change, the current members being:
Cristian Aionese – Vocals
Batista Damian – Guitars
Florin Gheorghita – Drums
Gutted in Gluttony will be released soon in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
Romanian Death Metal combo Rancorum announce the release dates for their upcoming debut album The Vermin Shrine for November 29 (digital version) and December 17 (Jewel-case CD version), in collaboration with Loud Rage Music.
In the band’s words the album is “a sordid journey into the ghastly spirit of our world full of things that itches but cannot be scratched”. For this voyage, Rancorum look forward to immerse you in 37 minutes of sheer primal death metal as in those days where the rhythmics were spine crushing, the riffs were shuddering and the howls of doom were mind grinding. As a preview, here's Voidification, the first single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKIB9VdBE6I6I
Oradea, Romania based Black Death Metal combo Decay presents its come-back EP, Brand New Nails, just released digitally on Bandcamp in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The three tracks material is not only a come-back milestone in Decay's activity, but also announces the upcoming full-length album the band is currently working on. Unpolished, raw, visceral and honest old-school Extreme Metal for fans of Deicide, old Kataklysm, old Kreator, Sodom!
Brand New Nails is available for free streaming and download here: https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/decay-brand-new-nails
Csuvár “Goat” Hunor – Vocals
Barabás “Cölöp” Róbert (ex. IGFON/VADASZ) – Guitar
Francu “Franky” Tudor (ex. TENEBROS) – Bass Guitar
Gergely Zoltan – Drums
Romanian new age melodic metallers Scarlet Aura have premiered today their second video "Fallin' to Pieces" exclusively on Metalheads Forever, Alpha Omega’s partner since February 2018. The song is taken from the bands new album “Hot’n’Heavy”, coming out via Sliptrick Records on December 11th. The video was premiered on Metalheads Forever, at this location. http://www.mhf-mag.com/news/scarlet-aura-to-release-second-video-fallin-to-pieces-from-the-new-album-hotnheavy/
Check it here:- https://youtu.be/LBGZk5pms0E
The video was filmed during the first leg of the “Hot’n’Heavy Album Release Tour”, “Fallin’ to Pieces” presents touching ballad on the edge of hard rock and metal. Starting with eerie sound the song develops into powerful song full of despair and somewhat anger. Aura Danciulescu’s voice together with outstanding guitar performance by Mihai Danciulescu won’t leave anyone indifferent.
“It's a heartbreaking song, with a heartbreaking video that comes as a reminder to always cherish what we have, every second, to be thankful for the love we receive, cause you never know what future can bring!”, explains Aura.
Romanian new age melodic metal group Scarlet Aura have been forced to re-organize their proposed tour of the US due to visa issues out of their control (read more on their Facebook page …here). Not to let a bad situation get them down, the band have managed to secure dates in Eastern Europe running from September 22nd to October 25th, so the US loss becomes Europe’s gain. Scarlet Aura will play numerous dates covering Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania featuring tracks from their forthcoming album Hot’n’Heavy to be released via Sliptrick Records on December 11th. Lucky punters attending the show will have an opportunity to buy the album prior to the official release date direct from the bands merchandise stand.
22.09 | Ruse, BG
28.09 | Kiev, UA
29.09 | Zhelty Vody, UA
30.09 | Zaporozhe, UA
01.10 | Krivoy Rig, UA
02.10 | Kharkov, UA
03.10 | Elec, RUS
04.10 | Voronezh, RUS
05.10 | Bryansk, RUS
06.10 | Ivanovo, RUS
07.10 | Kolomna, RUS
08.10 | Obninsk, RUS
09.10 | Moscow, RUS
11.10 | Riga, LV
12.10 | Liepaja, LV
13.10 | Alytus, LT
25.10 | Suceava, RO
Hot’n’Heavy | Released Dec 11th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records Hot’n’Heavy
Scarlet Aura are:
Aura Danciulescu – Lead Vocals
Mihai Danciulescu – Lead guitar/Vocals
Rene Nistor – Bass
Sorin Ristea – Drums
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | VK | On Sliptrick
For The Wicked, a Trapcore (self titled ‘’Fake Metal’’) band from Transylvania, Romania, has released a new video called Beez Neez
Beez Neez is about the current state of their Balkan country where ‘’the church’’ has a major influence on people’s lives more or less subliminally dictating what they think and feel by a gospel of fear and greed. This unfortunate condition may be used by those that have luckily skipped the mindless brainwashing as the motivation to accomplish anything and stand for their own actions with confidence, while turning their backs on a prefabricated artificial ‘’god’’, a boogie-man meant to scare those that try to catch glimpses of what’s behind the still standing walls of post-communism.
The video for Beez Neez is out now can be seen HERE
About For the Wicked
Gabriel Ichim- Bassist
Founded in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, in 2015, For the Wicked was considered one of the most interesting and ambitious band appearances on the metal scene in Romania combining heavy riffs with aggressive vocals and catchy choruses in order to deliver a sort of modern metalcore/nu-metal hybrid.
They have won several awards in their first year of existence (2015): Best Metal Newcomer at Metalhead Awards, The Grand Prize at Posada Rock and The Low4Bass Studio award at G.B.O.B. Romania. Although the band consisted of young musicians, hard work and perseverance are key and they have managed to prove their worth through the impeccable quality of their first EP titled ‘’Trust your Heart''. The mastering was done in the United States by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Emmure, The Devil Wears Prada etc.), while recording and mixing were done by one of the band‘s guitarists, Vlad Bornuz at Digital Dark Vision studio in Cluj-Napoca. In less than six months after launching their first EP, the band performed an important series of concerts in Romania and didn’t wait too long before launching and promoting their second EP ‘’II’’ with a series of over 30 concerts, starting on the 23rd of September 2016.
In about two years of existence, the guys were quite active and busy and have successfully held over 80 concerts in Romania and abroad, many of which were completely insane regarding the synergy between the band and the audience. They have shared the stage with bands like Suicide Silence (USA), Emmure (USA), Comeback Kid (Can), Jinjer (Ukr), Lostbone (Pol) , When Reasons Collapse (Fr), To Kill Achilles (UK), Helia (RSM) and took part of the Romanian "Red Bull Tour Bus" tour. In the spring on 2017 For the Wicked held their first tour that exceeded the borders of their home country, ''The Fake Metal Tour 2017'', which saw them playing in 4 locations in the south of France and 3 locations in Romania with their new friends Ze Gran Zeft. In the fall of 2017 they embarked on their first Eastern and Southern European tour alongside Exist Immortal and played quite a few shows in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. The two bands turned out to be a great combo and it’s safe to say that those who attended the shows were in for a treat.
Even though the band has always been in a constant search for its identity and its own style, the beginning of 2018 found the guys more confident than ever to change things up a bit and take the previous blend of rap and metal to a new level mixing trap with nu metal, hardcore and beatdown elements. They can finally call what they are doing as ‘’fake metal’’ because there is nothing ‘’true’’ about it, in the classic sense of the term ‘’true metal’’.
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