Iron Bonehead Productions has set January 5th, 2018 as the international release date for the striking debut EP of Vhorthax, Nether Darkness, on 12" MLP and CD formats.
Hailing from Russia, Vhorthax was formed by members of the band Abyssfire - Morkh (voices & psalms - also Sickrites and Serpentrance), Nicholas-N.A.-I.I. (drums), and M.P. (guitars & bass) - in 2016 during a night of black candle mass meditations in their rehearsal bunker. There's no other goal but the channelling of primitive and cavernous chants of the Devil in the rough form of morbid Black / Death echoing with the sounds of the altars of worship. After several gigs, Vhorthax locked themselves in the bunker and crafted the four foul songs branded as Nether Darkness.
Now bookended by a suitably haunting intro and outro, Nether Darkness indeed evokes its title: a plunge into the deepest, darkest recesses of the eternal abyss. Muscular yet atmospheric and travelling across all sorts of diabolical terrain, Vhorthax craft a sound that's both patient and potent, simmering with sinister energies before winding up and into a fiery fury. Moments of ritualism become full conflagrations, and the slipstreaming momentum becomes too much to bare. Truly, this is Nether Darkness, and Vhorthax are leading the way downward with torch in hand.
The first torch has been lit HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud, with the new track "Stabat Mater."
In collaboration with Go Loud Agency, Finnish industrial death metal group Project Silence will embark on their first ever Russian tour! Consisting of five shows, the tour will kick off in Obninsk, hitting Smolensk, Ivanovo, Ryazan and finally Zelenograd.
Russian Tour dates:
18.10.2017 | Bar Bach | Obninsk, Russia
19.10.2017 | A Club | Smolensk, Russia
20.10.2017 | Bunker | Ivanovo, Russia
21.10.2017 | Raz diva Bar | Ryazan, Russia
22.10.2017 | Rebel bar | Zelenograd, Russia
27.10.2017 | Ottopoika | Kuopio, Finland
Project Silence was established in 2008 in the evocative Finnish town of Kuopio. After recently opening for Aborted and Soilwork, the band is ready to embark on a headliner tour to present their latest album Slave To The Machine (released in June 2016 via Sliptrick Records) to the Russian crowd. The LP boasts a lethal mix of technical death and Teutonic Industrial metal that will please fans of Dimmu Borgir, Septicflesh and Fear Factory. Although their sound has noticeably changed compared to their earlier work – containing more extreme and less industrial metal elements – the new tracks have been positively received by both the press and fans.
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We are proud to announce that Russian death metallers Town Tundra have signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Misanthropy Never Fails"!
"'Misanthropy Never Fails' is the ode to individualism of the Man, confrontation of unique One-Aloner to hostile invasion of the faceless crowd. This is a Declaration of Sacred Love to Personality expressed in the words of Fierce Hatred and Intolerance to rabid narcissism of human cattle's inner animal essence that oppresses the finest aspirations of the Soul, desecrates and destroys the environment of any Individuality - its freedom, culture, morality and ethics, historical truth, living nature.
Misanthropy is the Aegis for the Person against diseases and disappointments of cruel depressive social being - bestiality, ignorance and disharmony. The Aegis that never lies and fails...The music of Town Tundra was born in severe vastness of Russian Arctic. Sharp rhythms made of the echoes of the non-freezing sea roaring surf, harsh riffs inspired by blizzard howling amidst endless winter night, fabulous solos reminding ice patterns on frozen window, dreamy melodies striving forward and upward full of hope and true Russian yearning - all these are merged by the warmth of northern musicians' hearts as a message to hard-line music lovers all over the world!"
In 2009 former members of several bands have chosen to play melodic but tough metal music, so they joined into new band 'Town Tundra'. The name 'Town Tundra' is a metaphor for the musicians home-town Murmansk - a non-freezing seaport beyond the Arctic Circle of Russia with endless night in winter and the same endless day in summer.Started in 2009 with self-titled EP 'Town Tundra', the band released two more EPs - 'Hate Parade' (2010), 'Schizofrienemy' (2011) and one full album 'Telegonia' (2014), which was released on FONO label in Russia. In 2015, the band decided not to extend the contract with FONO. At the end of 2016, Town Tundra completed work on the new album 'Misanthropy Never Fails'. In support of the album, tha band released two singles - music video for 'Wit From Woe' and lyric video for 'Anti-Psalm .21' on Youtube.
Warren Crow - vocals
J.G.K. - guitars
William - drums
Anthony Crimson - bass
Alexis Fiersen - guitars
Harsh black metal male vocals and clean-singing female choral's are blended into layers of symphonic power metal. This is Sunwalter, a Moscow based project classified as Sci-Fi Metal. Their brand new album, Alien Hazard, is certainly heavy and to a certain extent extreme but don’t be afraid to dip into their ecosystem, there’s plenty to delve into and enjoy. Sunwalter assault us in the best possible way with 10 original tracks showing their own unique and twisted vision.
Here’s the bands own idiosyncratic take on Alien Hazard.
“…Many years ago, high-ranking representatives of the Illuminati made a treaty with the majority of extraterrestrial races. According to it, any contact between the extraterrestrial intelligence and Earth-men should be mediated by the Illuminati initiates. However, some delegates of alien races tend to ignore these agreements, thus opening a channel for unexpected contacts between Earth-men and the extraterrestrial intelligence. In precisely this way, the members of the Sunwalter band were abducted by the Grey and upon returning to the Earth, appointed as secret interactive mediums maintaining cosmic contacts.
The Sunwalter band share all their knowledge, transmitted by the Grey, with the people of Earth by encrypting the messages in their songs. The Alien Hazard album deals with high stakes and risks, inevitably arising when those responsible for the Earth trying to do business with extraterrestrial races. This relationship resembles a stressful game, where intergalactic leaders take part. Lots of secrets and puzzles of the Universe are still undiscovered for the Earth-men, but each song from the Sunwalter band slowly lifts this veil. The Alien Hazard album provides every person on the planet with new knowledge of the extraterrestrial reality, and even gives an answer for some sacred questions touching on the Solar system and our galaxy…”
Alien Hazard | Released on September 15th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
Alexio – Extreme Vocals
Olga Sol – Clean Vocals
Myutel – Guitar
St.Odium – Bass
Miran – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | YouTube
Minotauro Records has set November 10th as the international release date for Begerith's highly anticipated second album, A.D.A.M.
Originally digitally self-released this year, Begerith's A.D.A.M. is deservedly now finding a physical release. Native Russians who now reside in Poland, Begerith create a masterful, mesmerizing whirlwind of black/death majesty. Theirs is a highly considered and ceremonial thrust, taking the potent physicality of death metal and the bleak atmosphere of black metal and consequently creating a stark tapestry of technique and terror. Rendered in powerful, Technicolor hues, A.D.A.M. aims to penetrate the listener deeply and decisively.
Begerith were founded in 2003 in the far eastern region of Russia. Currently, the whole band is working and living in Poland. In 2013, Begerith released their debut album, My Way to the Star..., which received remarkable feedback among the metal media. Thus emboldened, during 2014-2015, they worked on what was to become their second album, A.D.A.M., in cooperation with the Polish studio HERTZ under the guidance of the Wieslawski brothers. "We put a lot of our powers and means into this album," they say of A.D.A.M., "and what is most important – deep philosophical ideas and technical musical conception." They then engaged top artists and designers such as Denis "Forkas" Kostromin, who is known for his works with Behemoth, Paradise Lost, Fushitsusha, and many others, and the artist Valnoir Mortasonge from French art group Metastazis.
Now, A.D.A.M. emerges as a work of malevolent elegance and dread. Behold the rise of Begerith.
In the lead up to its physical release, A.D.A.M. is currently streaming at Begerith's Bandcamp HERE.
Fading Distance is a post-hardcore/electronic band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. The band was established in 2014 and in the same year, the band released their first single Revelation and the EP I Have Hidden an Ocean. After their first tour and numerous shows over the years with the likes of Dream on, Dreamer, Upon this Downing, Fail Emotions, etc, Fading Distance started to work on their first full length album. 2017 will see the release of that work with Let the Sailors Stay Home via Sliptrick Records in CD and the usual digital formats.
The band have also just released the official video for one of the singles from Let the Sailors Stay Home and it’s available for viewing now on YouTube. The track is titled Fletcher Lind, a classic example of Fading Distance with their trademark fire and passion.
Let The Sailors Stay Home | Release date to be confirmed via Sliptrick Records
Director: Max Ivanov (MX Production)
Production: Victor Smirnov
Fading Distance are:
Alexander Shefer – Vocals | Victor Smirnov – Guitar/Programing | Daniel Osipov – Keyboard | Alexander Semenitsky – Drums | Evgeniy Gul’aev – Bass
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Russian math metal / djent band Samadhi Sitaram have posted a new video for their track "Qliphoth" off their latest album "KaliYuga Babalon" released by Sliptrick Records this past July. The video is full of Kabbalistic symbolism and is for those who strive to immerse themselves into the depths of music, rhythm and eternal philosophical ideas.
Watch the video at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuzUbvI5r_Q
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band blending genres of djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Formed in 2016, the band has quickly become known among metalheads and listeners for their out of this world music plus thought provoking and unusual videos. Their debut album ‘Cyber Harmony’ along with first 3 video clips got great feedback from medias such as rock-magazines like “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 the #7 spot of the Russian ROKK-charts in Spring 2017.
Signing with European label Sliptrick Records to release the second full length album ‘KaliYuga Babalon’. The album tells the story of the era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, the time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture, the continuation and consummation of Hypostatis "Creation - Destruction" or the formula I.A.O. [Birth - Death - Renaissance].
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
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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.
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