True avant-garde Norwegians Enslaved have announced the release of their epic new studio album for October 13th 2017. This 14th full-length masterpiece sets the musical mind-twisters free from genre boundaries and offers an unprecedented mix of prog, extreme metal and shoegaze on 8 tracks with a playing time of more than an hour. Elegantly titled ‘E’, the album was once again written by the unholy alliance of guitarist Ivar Bjørnson (music, lyrics) and singer/bassist Grutle Kjellson (lyrics) and marks the introduction of their new keyboard master and clean vocalist Håkon Vinje. Mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Studios by the renowned Jens Bogren, ‘E’ heralds a new era for Enslaved. Its cover artwork was once again hand-painted by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. As support for their brave sound journey, the quintet brought several guest musicians on board for the songs 'Hiindsiight' and 'Feathers Of Eolh', including Warduna's Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, flutist Daniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.
You can now pre-order physical editions of the album here:
Limited Edition Brown or NB Anniversary Green Vinyl, Limited Edition Digipack CD + Tote bag (all inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Digipack CD (inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Vinyl (inc signed insert)
Or the digital version here:
Digital Album via iTunes
Enslaved recently announced that they will supporting label mates Opeth on their autumn UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as playing a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall plus a string of headline European tour dates. Their upcoming UK and EU tour dates read as follows:
10th Nov – (DE) Hamburg - Logo
11th Nov – (DE) Berlin - Nuke
12th Nov – (DE) Cologne - Underground
13th Nov – (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15th Nov – Manchester - O2 Ritz *Nov 16th – Glasgow - Barrowlands *
17th Nov – Belfast - Limelight *
18th Nov – Dublin - Academy *
19th Nov – Nottingham - Rock City *
21st Nov – Bristol - O2 Academy *
22nd Nov – Birmingham - O2 Institute *
24th Nov – London - Islington Assembly Hall
25th Nov – (FR) Paris - Trabendo
26th Nov – (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob
28th Nov – (FR) Rezé - Barakason
29th Nov – (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30th Nov – (FR) Brescia - Circolo Colony
1st Dec – (CH) Pratteln - Z7
2nd Dec – (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
3rd Dec – (CZ) Prague - Chelmnice
16th Dec – (RU) Moscow - Volta
17th Dec – (RU) St. Petersburg - Club Val
Enslaved will also be playing some exclusive release shows in Norway, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and receive two unique gig posters for free:
12th Oct (Norway) Oslo - Blå
13th Oct (Norway) Bergen – Garage
You can also see Enslaved at the following festival shows:
13th Aug (BE) Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24th Aug (NO) Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25th Aug (NO) Moss - Festivalen Sin
16th Sept (BR) Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28th Sept (CAN) Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26TH Oct (SWE) Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1st-5th Feb 2018 (US) Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
www.enslaved.no | www.facebook.com/enslaved
Iberian Extreme Metal act Noctem just released "A Cruce Salus". The band defines the beverage as "A hell brewed blonde ale. High fermentation, visually appealing characterized by 3 different kinds of Malt and 2 different kinds of hop plant elaborated in hell!." Now available in our official BIG CARTEL.
After presenting their praised and successful latest album "Haeresis" (Prosthetic Records-Art Gates Records) and the new track "A Cruce Salus", Noctem prepares a new show full of blood, blast beats and scenography. You can stream the new Spotify playlist Best of Noctem and check out the band on YouTube Noctem on AGR.
9-12.08 Leyendas del Rock / Alicante
18.08 Tver - "Sobaka Mille"
19.08 Zelenograd - "Rebel"
20.08 Kaluga - "Garage"
21.08 Yelets - "Antimateria"
22.08 Voronezh - "Station Mir"
23.08 Rostov-On-Don - "Podzemka"
24.08 Lipetsk - "Centre"
25.08 Moscow - "Rock House" Moscow Black Metal Convention
26.08 Tula - Blackened Life Fest
27.08 Saint Petersburg -"Heretic Fest IV"
Interested in Noctem's merchandising? Enter in the official BIG CARTEL!
More info coming soon to www.artgatesrecords.com, www.prostheticrecords.com and the official sites of Noctem:
After being temporarily off the listeners' radars, Russian melodic heavy metallers Descenery are back with their debut LP, "Stillborn Monolith", which was self-released on July 1st, 2017.
The band's debut offers a combination of heavy and melodic death metal, presenting also elements from other genres. "Stillborn Monolith" features a number of guests not only from Russia but also from Sweden, Poland, UK, Italy, Australia, USA and Portugal. The complete list is as follows:
- Dag Swano (Nightingale);
- Ragnar Widerberg (Witherscape, ShadowQuest);
- Mick Armstrong (Atma Weapon);
- Sebastian Nadjer (HellHaven);
- Anastasia Mescheryakova (Mescheryakova, ex-Gospel Tramp);
- Igor Plotnikov (The World Within);
- Dario Guarino (Aged Teen, Nameless Crime)
- Emily Highfield (Suldusk);
- Phil Romeo (Countless Skies);
- Stephan Kobiakin (Finding Sanity, ex-Summoned Hell, ex-A Dream Of Poe).
Daria Kirianova is responsible for the artwork, and the lyrics for one of the tracks («A Man, Anew») were written by Amari Satsu from Khabarovsk.
Mikhail Myshalov, who is mostly known for his cooperation with Sergei Tabachnikov, did the mixing and mastering.
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
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Russian metalcore outfit Forget My Silence has released a new music video for the title track off their upcoming record, Fall To Rise. The new single produced by Cameron Mizell (Sleeping With Sirens, Memphis May Fire) brings out melodic but powerful riffs and shines on a mix of soulful yet heavy vocals.
"'Fall To Rise' is the main song from the album. The title holds the history of my life and our band. We are all working on ourselves to get better at what we do. Not always was everything perfect, we faced many fails and hard times, but they only made us stronger and actually made us better. 'Fall To Rise' is story of how people who step over, will fall against those who have already fell before and learned their mistakes, and by their turn they will rise again, only stronger, and they all keep the circle of falling and rising going. This song will be kind of the beginning of new chapters in our story." - Vocalist, Roma Sadygov
Forget My Silence is a post-hardcore/metalcore band from Saint-Petersburg, Russia formed in august 2011 by vocalist Roma Sadygov. Shortly after, the band released their first music video for the single "This is only the beginning," which has since reached nearly five million views on YouTube. In November 2013, they released their debut EP Lifeline and toured around Russia, gaining a passionate following of fans before releasing the the single “Not Perfect” in 2014. The following year the band released “Virtual Privacy” (produced by Cameron Mizell) from their upcoming debut full-length Fall to Rise.
"This album is a half-way stop between our early 'metal' stuff and more nu-metal sound we've dug into recently,” says guitarist Elia Solonnikov. “Simple, but powerful riffs, some harsh vocals, more soulful lyrics than Roma has ever written. If you liked Forget My Silence before, you won't be disappointed.”
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Old school melodic death metal band from St. Petersburg, Russia, Reclaim The Future to release its debut album “The Last Quiet Day” on May, 26 through Musica Productions.
First single “Lifestyle” listen in Youtube clip: https://youtu.be/FXnsFKskML
Russian black metallers Khashm have premiereed the new track "Obsidian Keys" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated fourth album, Asmodeus Rising, set for international release on May 26th via Iron Bonehead Productions on vinyl LP format with bonus 7" EP. Hear Khashm's "Obsidian Keys" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
One of black metal's best-kept secrets, Khashm belong to the inner circle of Russia's True Ingrian Black Metal Death. As such, the sound they've patiently crafted for nearly a decade bears a tangibly gnarly physicality contrasted by an almost-levitational aspect: truly, an alchemical melding of aggression and atmosphere.
Asmodeus Rising is arguably Khashm's most complete and engrossing work yet. At five songs on the main LP and a bonus 7" featuring two new bonus tracks, the near-50 minutes comprising Asmodeus Rising exhibit a haunting spirit that's at once wholly modern and authentically ancient. Traces of the most orthodox black metal both past and present are taken and twisted into garish 'n' grimy shapes, and often buttressed by medieval organ. The production is full and filthy, never sacrificing the sanguine in its search for cobwebbed clarity. Khashm even exhibit the sonic nous to tackle fully fledged dark ambient for the main LP's climactic, catacombed end. Asmodeus Rising, indeed...
Continue to rise with the track "Obsidian Keys" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. Begin that rise with the track "The Hidden One" at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud HERE.
Russian Symphonic Power Metallers Narwhal Tuskwill release its new EP “My Absolution” on May, 26 via Musica Production. Finally new music of the band will be out on CD seven years after magnificent debut “In Despair” (now sold out).
Four unreleased earlier songs and four their versions will be included in CD. Also band will present re-arranged and re-recorded version of opening track “Waltz (As Autumn Falls)” from “In Despair”.
All tracks from this EP were recorded, mixed and mastered by leader of the band Dmitrii 'Returns' from 2015 to 2017.
Valentine Yastremskaya — Lead Vocals
Dmitry Returns – Keyboards, Vocals
Ivan Monoroh – Guitars
Dandur Oak – Bass
Dmitry Cherchesov – Drums
Today two lyric videos for songs from upcoming EP, "Making Monsters” and "Holding You Deep Inside” have been revealed:-.
Russian death metal titans Aborted Fetus have released the official video for "Blinded by the Flame," a track from forthcoming album The Art of Violent Torture. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/pN8YzHgLiPY
Aborted Fetus return with their signature style of Ural Massive Brutality on The Art of Violent Torture. The album will be released April 28 on Comatose Music. Pre-order it at this location.
Seething with unforgiving rage and endless punishment, Aborted Fetus ascend to a new level of carnage and chaos like never before. The Art of Violent Torture is a pummelling odyssey into medieval suffering and results in a barbaric plague of hellish death metal. Not for the feeble! Mixed and mastered by Alexander at TsunTsun Productions.
Up-and-coming extreme metal label The Artisan Era is proud to announce the signing of Dark Matter Secret, a talented instrumental progressive death metal project started by guitarist and composer Denis Shvarts and fretless bassist Pavel Semin. Previously, the group released a challenging two song demo in 2015 called Xenoform that rightly drew attention and praise their way. Dark Matter Secret will be releasing their debut album this June, with more news regarding the album to be announced in the coming weeks.
"We are ecstatic to announce the signing of Dark Matter Secret. Hailing from Russia, the instrumental trio (with members of Arkona and Irreversible Mechanism) bring forth something fresh to the table with their truly progressive death metal sound. Be on the lookout for their debut album this summer!"
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