Originating from Moscow Russia, Pokerface were formed in 2013. Following line-up changes the band overcame the obstacles of establishing themselves in the female fronted metal scene and are now releasing their 3rd studio album “Game On” this March 2017. With a unique style reminiscent of bands like Arch Enemy and Kreator the band has shared the stage with the likes of Slayer, Testament and Sodom amongst many others. Their music is characterised by heavy riffs and a combination of clean and brutal vocals.
"Game On” is not your ordinary album; It consists of 10 tracks in line with the core theme of ‘chance’.
The album provides an insight into how we deal with opportunities and how we face our inner fears. It is inspired by the concept of self development and that the easiest choice is not always the right choice.
The hero of the album does not ‘break’ in light of social pressure and chooses the high road , the path less taken. Now trapped in a whirlpool of greed, fear and betrayal his problems surface as monsters which pursue him into the depths of his subconscious. He plays with fire and the demons inside him lead him to the loss of everything he has earned throughout his life. Trapped in a labyrinth with no beginning and no exit the realisation that our very own person is the route to salvation does not come as a surprise. The album communicates to the listener that until we remember who we really are our demons will haunt us until we take control of our own destiny and live as autonomous individuals.
Alexandra “LadyOwl” Orlova / Vocal
Alina “Xen Ritter” Kuzmina / Guitar
Oles “Doctor” Pisarenko / Drums
Dmitry “Ded Moroz” Morozov / Bass
Moscow's Melodic Power Metal Band No. 1, Arida Vortex, signs a contract with IceWarrior Records.
The band around Mastermind Roman Guryev (Guitars) will release a completely new studio album as well as the last album "Wild Beast Show" as a strictly limited IceWarrior edition.
Arida Vortex - Lineup 2017 (f.l.t.r.)
- Vadim Sergeyev - Drums
- Pavel Zhdanovich - Guitars
- Roman Guryev - Guitars
- Andrew Lobashyov - Vocals
- Alexander Fedonin -Bass
Here the link to their video "Reborn", from the album "Insisive Tension" (2011):
Emerald Mind plays a unique mixture of power and progressive metal with one of the most professional female vocalists on the Russian metal scene Svetlana Vysotskaya.
The band released a new video for the song “Astronaut In Her Space” from their second album “Civilization”. This song draws parallels between the depths of the universe and a human mind. One person explores the other one like a spaceship, drifting among the space. Anyway even if you are far from philosophy you can just enjoy powerful riffs, catchy melodies and exceptional vocal of beautiful Svetlana!
Belarusian Symphonic black metallers Nightside Glance have signed a deal with Musica Production. Their second masterpiece “Gray Haven” will be released on December, 9.
The album was recorded in Monroe Sound Studio, Poland (Vesania, Masachist). Dialogues and female vocals for track “Daydream Lullaby” was recorded in GFI Studios, USA. Bass was recorded by Artem Serdyuk (Thy Disease, Disloyal).
“Gray Haven” is a conceptual album about mental hospital Gray Haven. The main character is a psychiatrist, whom falls into a different reality. He's trying to understand and finding answers about his mental condition. Then he became the prisoner of his own hospital.
Nightside Glance was founded in Minsk in 2003. “Gray Haven” is the second album from the band. Debut album “Edge Of Time” was released via the biggest Russian metal label Irond Records.
Russian Atmospheric / Depressive Black metal band Taiga are streaming their third studio album 'Sky' that was released on September 16th via Symbol of Domination, a sub-label of Satanath Records. The album tells the story about those moments in life when people are aware of their own insignificance and can not overcome the emotional pain. Everyday is torture for them, loneliness guards their cage where they feel there is no escape. In hope of change, they turn their eyes to the sky.
Album Stream - Sky - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i-e-y-36KI
Album Order at https://symbolofdomination.bandcamp.com/album/sodp072-taiga-sky-2016
Taiga was founded in the Siberian city of Tomsk by Nikolai Seredov from the thrash band "Стахановцы" (Stakhanovtsi) and the funeral doom band "Funeral Tears" along with Andrey Chernov, guitarist of the military / martial industrial metal band "Panzertank". In December 2013, they released their first two songs, "За чертой" and "На битом стекле", which marked the beginning of the project. People suffering from mental disorders caused by public misunderstanding, undivided love and their own weakness are the main influence in Taiga's lyrics. In January 2014, Taiga released their the first EP called "Ты всё ещё дышишь" (You Are Still Breathing), which was immediately followed by another EP in February 2014, entitled "Прах к праху" (Ashen To Ashen).
With great feedback on their EPs, Taiga revealed their debut full length "Ashen Light" during March 2014. The album featured new arranged tracks from the first two EPs and was co-released by labels Satanath Record, Metallic Media and and Le Crépuscule Du Soir Productions. In 2015, they released their second album "Gaia" via labels Symbol Of Domination and Metallic Media. In 2016, band recruited Aleksey "Satanath" Korolyov as their keyboardist / ambient sound maker to add to their mystic atmosphere. Quick Note: Andrei Chernov was not involved in the recording of the new album 'Sky', but is still involved as a member of the band.
Russia’s number one industrial metal band, Conflict, have unleashed their incredible new promo video. ‘Mechanism Of Life’ is taken from the band’s devastating second full length album, Transform Into A Human and presents a disturbing vision of a dark future, where the lines between man and machine have become irrevocably blurred. The band explore fundamental questions about the nature of humanity over a sonic backdrop of steel-plated riffs, machine driven rhythms and swathes of bleak melody. Front woman Anna provides a fiery focal point, a visually and vocally commanding presence that draws you into the dystopian world of ‘Mechanism Of Life’.
Conflict’s metallic muscle has been honed to fearsome perfection by engineer Greg Reely, who has worked with the likes of Fear Factory, Devin Townsend and Paradise Lost, which allows the breathtaking power of the song to shine through the dark shadows of the video’s imagery.
The video – one of the finest you’ll see this year or any other, is available above, so please watch and share – spread the word of Conflict’s dire warning.
Russian hardcore/metal band Vorvaň are proud to announce the premiere of "Sirens", a track from their forthcoming album Once Love Was Lost.
Stream "Sirens" here: http://www.toiletovhell.com/stream-sirens-from-vorvans-once-love-was-lost-full-album-review/
Once Love Was Lost will be released on October 14th 2016 via WOOAAARGH/Darkened Days.
Formed in 2009 by guitarist Eugene Cherevkov in Moscow Russia, the band went through several line-up changes before settling into its current incarnation. The band has built up a solid buzz in their native country and as a result have shared the stage with heavyweights such as Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror and Walls of Jericho.
Musicians from Converge, From Ashes Rise, Punch, Afgrund, Plague Widow and Distaste took part in making Once Love Was Lost come true. The music Vorvaň prepared for their listeners has a completely different sound, mixes new genres and contains ten themes united under one idea. The atmosphere has become darker, lyrics have become more hair-raising and the group now uses a second guitar and additional instruments. The release of ‘OLWL’ opens the band’s new era.
Once Love Was Lost will be available as a Gatefold 2LP with a 32 page booklet
Russian Death Metal band Old Chapel have returned! The group will release Visions from Beyond November 7 on Chaos Records. New song "Stairs to the Vault" is streaming at https://soundcloud.com/chaosrecords/old-chapel-stairs-to-the-vault
Old Chapel is an orthodox sepulchral squad spreading the infection of old school doomed death metal since 2010 under the leadership of Sergei Karpukhin (drums) and Pavel Suslov (vocals). Based in the central Russian city of Ivanovo, Old Chapel is already known in the underground with two unholy releases - Tales from the Churchyard and Symptoms of Possession.
Now after several years of silence, the Chapel opens the gates again to unleash all the demonic creatures dwelling and waiting inside. Inspired by old horror movies and witching rites, the band is ready to tell nine chilling stories of horror, decay and possession. Meet the new full-length album from Old Chapel: Visions from Beyond.
Recorded in the crypts of Ivanovo and mastered by Enormous Door (Austin, TX), Visions from Beyond shows a new level of anger and despair in comparison with previous releases by this Russian band.
So take a step into the Old Chapel... but beware of visions that can drive you insane
In addition, one of the songs from the album is also going to be released (with alternative mixing and mastering) on a unique compilation of Russian old school death metal called Faces of Death, along with songs by PYRE, GROND, CIST and others. The album will be available in Mexico via Craneo Negro Records.
Progressive metal band from Saint-Petersburg Karma Rassa presents thier second album "Talks to Innerself".
...I am just a face under a silver mask amidst the same silver masks...
I, wandering the red vaults of corridors...
I, coming back from one war to another...
I, endlessly beholding the Hysteria of our World...
I, solitarily wading through the frozen deserts...
I, belonging to the other side of the rain...
I, relentlessly sailing to the storms of Jupiter...
I, waiting in awe for my last star-fall...
I... everywhere are only myriads of Me...
You can listen Talks to Innerself here: https://karmarassa.bandcamp.com/album/talks-to-innerself-2
ETHS are now premiering the first video out-take from the French modern metal stars' latest full-length 'Ankaa'. The clip for "Nihil Sine Causa" featuring former ARKAN singer Sarah Layssac and Jon Howard from THREAT SIGNAL is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Rock Hard (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Eths mastermind Staif comments:
"We are really glad to present you the first clip from our new album 'Ankaa' for one of our favourite tracks, which is called 'Nihil Sine Causa' – nothing without a reason. We deeply thank former Arkan singer and celebrated actress Sarah Layssac and Jon Howard of Threat Signal for their contributions and investment. Heartfelt thanks go of course also out to Robin Levet and the entire EZDA Films team, Stephanie Capellini, Yann and Marseilles' best rock bar La Maison Hantée for all the work accomplished – without forgetting Olivia, the dancers, and all the extras who really gave everything! I sincerely hope you will appreciate this clip as much as we took pleasure in the making of it."
"Nihil Sine Causa"
Featuring Sarah LAYSSAC & Jon HOWARD
Lyrics & Music by Staif BIHL
Produced by Staif BIHL
From Album "Ankaa" (2016)
Directed by Edza Films
Direction & editing: Robin Levet
Director of photography: Kévin Cavigioli
Photography: Sophie Cesari, Julien Ciancaleoni, Kévin Cavigioli, Robin Levet
Camera assistant: Sébastien Revelin
Special effects: Adrien Didier
Make up: Jaqueline Mattei
Costumes: Stéphanie Cappellini
Props: MaryMorgan Witch et l'ordre des corbeaux
Making of: Fabien Decorde
Filmed on location at the Maison Hantée in Marseilles, France
On further news, ETHS are also announcing a fresh badge of tour-dates in France and Russia. Please see below for a complete list of currently confirmed shows.
21 Sep 16 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
22 Sep 16 Joue Les Tours (FR) Le Pont Volant
23 Sep 16 Saint Brieuc (FR) La Citrouille
24 Sep 16 Angouleme (FR) Le Mars
30 Sep 16 Montbeliard (FR) Atelier des Moles
01 Oct 16 Decines Charpieu (FR) Warm Audio
15 Oct 16 Istres (FR) L' Usine
29 Oct 16 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
31 Oct 16 Rombas (FR) Espace Culturel de Rombas
04 Nov 16 Auch (FR) Le Cri'Art
05 Nov 16 Chalon sur Coane (FR) La Peniche
19 Nov 16 Guyancourt (FR) La Batterie
08 Dec 16 St Petersburg (RU) MOD
09 Dec 16 Moscow (RU) Teatr
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