Finnish atmospheric sci-fi metallers The Phantom of Phobos release its debut double CD “From a Dead Channel / The Uninvited” via Concorde Music Company on April 5th 2019. The physical issue has 8 tracks and furthermore includes a turbocharged cover version of the “Halloween” movie theme as well as a cinematic 3-track EP “The Uninvited” which is also released digitally on the same date.
The quartet operates behind pseudonyms I, II, XX and XIX in the musical areas of cinematic metal and darker progressive rock. The listeners of murkier material by Nine Inch Nails and Faith No More will find themselves at home, alongside with the friends of the melodic side of The Gathering and cinematic soundscapes by John Carpenter.
The album and EP were mixed by Mirko Nosari (Bunkker Universe, Italy) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studios, Finland). The tracks also include orchestral arrangements by an Italian master composer Mattia Benedetti Vallenari. The Phantom of Phobos are playing live next time in Oulu, Finland on April 13th, 2019.
Order the record here: Record Shop X
CD1 - From a Dead Channel
1. Collide (4:42)
2. Phobia (4:06)
3. Brother Mine (5:06)
4. No Signal (5:39)
5. Halloween (2:57)
6. Made of Stars (5:33)
7. Of the Undead (5:06)
8. Cydonia (6:03)
9. Counterkarma (4:09)
CD2 - The Uninvited
1. The Uninvited (5:46)
2. Them (4:02)
3. Dreaming of Dying (5:16)
Galactic Empire release new video for 'March Of The Resistance' off new album Episode II, out now via Rise Records.
Watch to 'March Of The Resistance' here
Talking on new album Galactic Empire said:-
"While our debut allowed us to bring a new perspective to much-loved anthems, our latest technological terror is a darker, heavier and far more epic testament to the true power of the Dark Side of the Force. We are confident that any rebel strongholds that remain after the last cycle will soon bow before the Empire. There will be no one to stop us this time."
Galactic Empire are touring the EU this June.
You can see Galactic Empire this summer at the following dates:
16th June Download Festival, Paris, France
17th June De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
18th June Logo, Hamburg, Germany
19th June Kesselhaus, Weisbaden, Germany
20th June Rock The Ring Festival, Switzerland
22nd June Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
23rd June Reading 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
26th June Impact Festival, Krakow, Poland
28th June Download Festival, Madrid, Spain
30th June Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, Helsinki, Finland
Tickets on sale now.
US Sci-Fi Metallers Xael to release debut album "The Last Arbiter" via Test Your Metal Records on May 18th
L-R - Xolotl - Bass / Back Vocals, Tuurm - Lead Guitar / Back Vocals, Nassaru - Lead Vocalist / Guitar / Studio Drummer, Sorgiem - Lead Guitar - Photo Credit: Shannon Wells
Test Your Metal Records are proud to announce they will unleash North Carolina sci-fi metallers Xael's debut album "The Last Arbiter" on May 18th, 2018.
Combining elements of extreme metal with orchestrations and folk music to create soundscapes for the imagination, the sci-fi inspired band's music focuses on the endeavours of its members in a science fantasy epic. From the wastelands of war torn planets to the pits where the fallen gods dwell, Xael paints an odd and fantastic world musically and visually. The band was founded by Nassaru of Rapheumets Well as well as Sorgiem “Daniel Presnell,” Tuurm “Alex Rush”, and Xolotl “Fernando Ortega and is joined by musical artist is Rei Haycraft, Firran “Joshua Morse” and Zabrûz “Chris Hathcock.”
"Xael started out as a personal project that evolved into a unity of like-minded musicians. The music derives inspiration from extreme metal, folk and tribal music, as well as 80's synth and sci-fi textured scores. We are very excited to for people to see the handwork and detailed time we put into this album given the limited resources we had. Xael "The Last Arbiter" is not just a musical regurgitation but a unique experience that follows an intrinsic story. Our characters, emotions, and trials of life are woven throughout the album as we aim to bring a very diverse and immersive album to our growing fan base."
A teaser for the album can be viewed at https://youtu.be/eHw9zZVlPL0
Music Video - Apathy of The Immortal - https://youtu.be/Y6MB9RFKhjg
Music Video - The Last Arbiter - https://youtu.be/pDiWtgZiLiE
Album pre-order available on Xael's official website here and TYM's Bandcamp here.
“The Last Arbiter” Album summary:
The sky ghost, the wayfarer, the shadow of time, the exile; he is called by many names yet for the Immortal, he is cursed to traverse the cosmos aimlessly, searching for an unattainable purpose. Chained to him is a beast, a demon from antiquity who the immortal keeps as a reminder of his past.
Upon the corridors of the Tymeer capitol the immortal presents his seemingly profound doctrine called the “Compendium of Ethical Symbiosis” which outlines a harmonious way of governing and regulating the various civilizations under the ruling regime through casting down warmonger ideologies and laws which degrade the value of its species.
Though momentarily entertained, the ruling counsel of Tymeer dismisses the wisdom of the wayfarer. Passing through the city gates tired and morally degraded, the immortal along with his insidiously chained demon wanders into the wastelands of Tymeer. It is here that his journey begins
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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
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