Russian brutal death metallers Ossuary Anex have just inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the immediate release of their new EP Holy Blasphemition, which will see the light on September 26th, as well as their upcoming third album in 2019.
Ossuary Anex was born in 2008 under the moniker of Daemonic, and they released two albums - Awakening (2012) and Mutilation Through Prayer (2016) - developing a fucking heavy and crushing type of brutal death rooted in the classic sound of bands like Suffocation, Disgorge (US), Skinless, Pyrexia, and the likes. In July 2018, the band got in touch with Xtreem Music, who signed them for their new EP and next album.
Release date for Holy Blasphemition will be September 26th through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can can hear the advance single "Revelation of the Inquisition" HERE at Xtreem's official YouTube channel as well as Xtreem's Soundcloud HERE. Tour dates after the jump.
Alternative metal star Nookie returns with her 3rd full-length solo album containing 13 powerful tracks backed up by her talented group of musicians. The singer keeps a strict schedule of releasing a new record every 2 years and Exceptions (translated from “Исключения”) follows on from her first album Alive in 2013 and then in 2015, Lunar Butterfly Pollen.
The album Exceptions turns out to be musically powerful and deep in content. The title of the disc is not accidental, it reflects the main idea. According to Nookie, her new disc is addressed to each specific person as an exception. The centre of attention is a person who is opposed to the crowd. In the world there are no two identical people, it’s important to be yourself and to feel the importance of your own life – the main idea that she wants to convey. The sound covers uncompromising nu-metal and alternative complemented with strong melodies and topped with the unmistakable voice of Nookie herself.
Nookie is the solo project of Russian group Slot’s singer Daria Stavrovich. For most people, Nookie’s name is associated exclusively with the extravagant vocalist of the band Slot, who have made their name and still ignite the Russian alternative scene. But it is difficult to place a talented person in any particular style or frame, and even more so to keep them there. In 2016, Nookie participated in the singing show “Voice”, where she successfully passed the “blind auditions”. Nookie became a real sensation on that fifth season and was the most discussed and viewed participant of the project.
Exceptions | Released August 7th, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Nookie – Lead Vocals
Sergey Bogolyubskiy – Guitar
Andrey Ostrav – Bass
Alexander Karpukhin – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Russian Metal trio Second To Sun have launched the official music video for "The Wall." the song was taken from The Black, a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.
"The Wall" is now playing at https://youtu.be/Kanrcbdl1qw.
The Black was released on May 16. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on Second To Sun's Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel.
The Black is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
Russian alternative rock/metal band Rainfall Today arrive with their debut album Eternal available in all
the standard formats worldwide via Sliptrick Records. Citing influences such as including Asking Alexandria, Evanescence, Deftones and Alice In Chains to name a few, it gives an indication toward their hard modern sound topped with strong melodies and performances. Following on the heels of their first independently released EP In Your Head (2016), Eternal is the bands first full-length offering.
Here’s the bands rather opaque and unique description for Eternal:-
“It is generally accepted that the Earth is our home. But there are too many people on Earth who feel like a stranger here. And what if somewhere far away, maybe even in another galaxy, each of us has a planet of our own?
A special place, where you are the ruler of your universe? Red sand, warm wind, deep black seas and endless mountains… or an iron city where people live, without fears and experiences and communicate at a subconscious level? For everyone there is a different world in which we will feel at home. Where things will be understood and accepted. But while these planets are so far away from us, they can not fly in a few hours, there is another way. Close your eyes, put headphones on your ears, turn on Rainfall Today. And listen. Your planet, your real home inside your head. There are no borders. Only you create them! You can do everything!
Thanks to all the people who believe in themselves, their force creates in spite of everything.”
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
Russian progressive death metal band Skyglow released a single 'Sacred Self-Deceit'. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Thousand Years of Terror' which is released by Inverse Records (digitally) & Grotesque Sounds (CD) on June 30th 2018.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/H-FIvnCaXYY
The band currently consists of just two members: Alexander Mokin (author, vocalist) and Sergey Stepanenko (guitarist). They make studio music and do not perform live. The best part of their music is its insane composition, original complex riffs and its aggressive and chaotic yet sentimental atmosphere.
"Recently we finished our debut album named Thousand Years of Terror. It is dedicated to the problems of totalitarian states, inspired by the political situation in Russia."
Listen to the single on:
Vocals by Alexander Mokin
Guitars, bass by Sergey Stepanenko
Drums by Dmitriy Kim
The band Rainfall Today has already been known to many in St. Petersburg for its music, excellent vocalist and heavy music since their inception in September 2015! They cite their influences as including Asking Alexandria, Evanescence, Deftones and Alice In Chains to name but a few and this gives an indication to their hard modern sound topped with strong melodies and performances. In 2016, the band released their first mini-album In Your Headwhich the band promoted with extensive concerts in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. Tracks were also aired on Channel 5, St. Petersburg, Live78, were in rotation on Radio Rox and Radio Maximum! All this activity was followed in 2017 by the follow-up single Never Never which was the first song made available from their upcoming 2018 album.
Now Rainfall Today find themselves working together with Sliptrick Records. The new album is complete and live dates in the works. The forthcoming release goes by the title of Eternal and is set for worldwide release soon. Stay tuned!
Rainfall Today are:
Yana Samarina – Vocals
Dmitriy (Sam) Samsonenko – Guitar
Alexander Prokhorov – Guitar
Alexander Korolev – Keyboards/Electronic
Band links: Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | VK | On Sliptrick
After more than a decade honing its craft, Russia's Tantal soared to new heights with the release last September of Ruin, an album of dynamic compositions, stylistically located at the junction of Dark, Progressive, Gothic, and Modern Metal. Featuring penetrating melodies, punctuated with the powerful vocals of front woman Sofia Raykova, and expressive guitar work in the tradition of Dream Theater and Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Ruin is the ultimate representation of the Tantal sound.
Tantal released several videos in support of Ruin, all of which can be experienced below.
Ruin is available at the following locations:
Formed in Moscow in 2005, Tantal is an eclectic metal band, whose music covers a wide range of the Metal and Rock genres in creating a style all its own: Modern, Progressive, Death, Gothic and Alternative Metal, to name some of the more obvious ones. The undeniable spark that sets all aglow comes in the form of Sofia Raykova's vocals, which range from powerful clean singing to screaming and growling.
The members of Tantal boast an impressive pedigree. Dmitry Ignatiev is guitarist of Everlost and Flash Of Aggression (alongside Andrey Smirnov from German legends U.D.O. & Dirkschneider). Ignatiev is also a guitarist in grand symphony project Metallica Show (tribute to S&M album). Singer Sofia Raykova also participates in famous Russian Power-Metal band Epidemia together with Maria Archipova from Arkona.
Tantal tours regularly in major cities of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and shared the stage with such bands as Lacuna Coil, Resistance, Sadist, Anata.
Guitarist Dmitry Ignatiev is officially endorsed by ESP Guitars (Japan/USA) and AMT Electronics (Siberia (RU)/Europe).
Moscow folk metal band Foxtale have released their debut album "Сказания Севера” via Musica Productions. Album was recorded at "Old Factory" from February to September of 2017 with sound producer Igor Korolev. Artwork by Alexey Fedoseev.
Александр Васильев - вокал
Андрей Загорнов - гитара, хор
Анатолий Круглов - гитара, хор
Евгений Алаев - бас-гитара, хор
Андрей "Андреев" - ударные
Анна Ерилина - скрипка (сессионно)
Russian old school thrash/heavy metal band Abrin proudly presents the new album entitled "Hell on Earth". It will be released by SoundAge Productions (Russia) and Punishment 18 Records (Italy) labels on March 20th, 2018.
The band have spent the last one and a half year in the studio recording the new album in collaboration with famous Russian rock musicians such as Andrey Smirnov (U.D.O), Artyom Molodtsov (Distant Sun) and a legendary Russian drummer Andrey Ischenko (Arkona).
"Hell on Earth" album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Moscow by well-known in Russian heavy music world Evgeniy Vinogradov which guarantees an absolute powerful sound on album. The first single from album has been unleashed on 18th of November 2016 right after band’s Russian tour was ended. It was a powerful and energetic saga dedicated to famous F-1 racer Ayrton Senna called «The Last Turn». Most songs were composed by bands founder and guitarist Vyacheslav Zavershnev.
"Hell on Earth" also includes two already known songs from the previous album "1939" and "Heavy Metal". The songs were completely rearranged and rerecorded and band has even written new English lyrics for "1939" whereas it has Russian lyrics on the previous album. We recall that the previous album was released in 2015 and called "Возврата нет" (No Way Back).
Russian post-metallers L'Homme Absurde have completed work for their sophomore album "Sleepless", which can be considered as a logical follow-up to the band's creativity, the working formula of "Monsters" (2016), but with more influences from hardcore/metalcore music. "Sleepless" is set to be released on March 26th via Russian label Soundage Productions.
L'Homme Absurde was started by A., a Russian musician formerly known as the drummer for a series of Moscow doom metal bands (Mare Infinitum, Comatose Vigil, Who Dies In Siberian Slush) and as a mastermind of doom/downtempo band A Young Man's Funeral. In 2016 the band joined with other members and released their first self-titled demo. That same year L'Homme Absurde recorded their first full-length album entitled "Monsters", which was released by Russian label Fono ltd.
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