Finnish melodic doom/death metal band Shadecrown has released a single ”Incomplete” from the upcoming second album "Riven”!
Check out the music video here: https://youtu.be/Y87kykwYD9I
Listen the single:
The second album "Riven" shall be released later this year. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by keyboardist and songwriter Saku Tammelin at Painwood Studio, Viitasaari, Finland.
Jari Hokka -Laulu
Joonas Vesamäki -Kitara
Tomi Tikka -Kitara
Saku Tammelin -Koskettimet
Janne Salmelin -Basso ja puhdas laulu
Kalle Varonen -Rummut
Costa Rica's Age Of The Wolf have just released their new single "Herald of Abyssos". The song is taken from their upcoming album Ouroboric Trances which will be released on May 10 via Aural Music.
Listen to the track here: https://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2019/04/track-premiere-costa-rican-doom-band.html
Pre-order here: https://ageofthewolf.bandcamp.com/album/ouroboric-trances
Californian Prog / Tech-Death trio Inanimate Existence premiere third single "Desert" at The Circle Pit
California-based Progressive / Technical Death Metal trio Inanimate Existence recently announced their upcoming fifth full-length album, 'Clockwork'. The album is set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to the group's highly praised fourth album, Underneath a Melting Sky, which was released in 2017. Active since 2011, the band has yet to slow down in between regular extended touring on a near yearly basis and with four well-received albums released to date already.
Continuing the group's evolution found on 2017's Underneath a Melting Sky, Clockwork delves ever deeper into cerebral progressive death metal depths while buoyed by the group's established penchant for merciless full-throttle brutality and frenetic tech-death driven terrain. The stunning cover artwork for Clockwork was created by Justin Abraham (Equipoise, Oubliette, A Loathing Requiem, Aepoch) and the recording was handled by both the band itself and with usual collaborator Zack Ohren (Fallujah, Continuum, Alterbeast) who mixed and mastered Clockwork at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California.
Inanimate Existence partnered with The Circle Pit today to premiere the album's third single, "Desert". Today's premiere of "Desert" doubles as a music video as well.
**You can listen to Inanimate Existence - "Desert" HERE
You can catch Inanimate Existence live on the upcoming Clockwork North America tour with a rotating cast of support bands on various parts of the tour from May 10th - June 23rd when it ends. Dates and information HERE
Pre-orders for Inanimate Existence - Clockwork are now live
Inanimate Existence Line-Up
Cameron Porras - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Bradley - Bass, Vocals
Ron Casey - Drums (Continuum, ex-Brain Drill)
The Artisan Era YouTube Channel
Åland Islands metal combo LAMORI are proud to unleash their new single and official video "Born to Lose".
Statement about single:
"We chose Born to Lose as the first single because we wanted to skip all the small talk and just get straight down to business. And believe us, we have spared no effort here. This song is an “all guns blazing” first introduction to our upcoming album Neo Noir. So be prepared! This punch in the gut will leave you begging for more."
Shot by: Carolina Juselius
Edited by: Mikael Westerlund
Produced by: LAMORI
Thanks to: Mariehamns Räddningsverk, Uncan
Photo credit: Therese Andersson BLICK
Statement about video:
"Our two previous videos were both shot in black and white. So we thought it was time to add some colour. As you can all see in the video, we’re not for half measures. The core idea about the video is that we can all be our own worst enemies. The game of chess could be a metaphor for life. We are our only true opponent. So we have to choose. Do I want to be the me that is on the winning side or the losing side of the table? Sometimes it is hard to tell who is who though. And when we go and do stupid things, then it all becomes even harder. We always want more. We are never satisfied. We are born to lose."
From reservoirs of darkness and neon lit nightmares rises Finnish five-piece LAMORI. Uniting gothic metal with dark wave, modern rock and everything in between, is what defines the sound of LAMORI. With Lyrics inspired by cult horror movie maestros and old romanticism, the band furthermore finalize their macabre elegance. Founded in 2009 on the Åland Islands, an autonomous region in Finland, the band self-released their first album "Deadly Desires" in 2013. After penning a deal with Wormholedeath a year later, the band started working on their first major album "To Die Once Again", released in 2016. A follow up has been in the works for the last couple of years and is now ready to be released upon the world.
Auckland's Crooked Royals just dropped their second single "Dissentients" featuring Veil of Maya's Lukas Magyar from their upcoming EP 'Rumination', due out Friday April 19.
"Dissentients" is a track about changing ones environment if the current situation isn't working. The song talks about not caving to the pressures of others and that people can't change a person in to something that they're not.
The video clip that accompanies the single is visually beautiful and is set against the stunning natural backdrops of New Zealand. The video shows each member of Crooked Royals playing their respective instruments at separate locations that boast the beauty of their home country in summer. Lukas Magyar features in the clip in a contrasting environment where snow is falling and winter is in full swing.
Check out the video for "Dissentients" here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnBV5dt_DTw
'Rumination' is Crooked Royals sophomore release since their debut EP 'Intertwine' in 2018 and rumination means to be in deep considered thought. The EP itself is about analysing aspects of day to day life and how it takes a toll on people based on their own experiences. The previously released single of the same name is a song about paranoia, control and the anxiety of how other people perceive you.
In almost two years, Crooked Royals has already made waves in the heavy scene. The band hit the ground running last year when five friends and musicians living in Auckland came together to form the metalcore outfit that is Crooked Royals. In just the first year as an aspiring collective of musicians, the band were signed to Lukas Magyar's (Veil of Maya) management label, New Industry, and later recorded their debut EP, 'Intertwine', with the man himself in the USA.
Crooked Royals ability to craft songs with a combination of heavy and clean vocals mixed in with huge crushing riffs earned them a spot opening for London prog rock monsters Monuments in Auckland earlier this year. The band also frequent the live room at Auckland's premier rock bar, Ding Dong Lounge.
Crooked Royals brand new EP 'Rumination' will be released on Friday 19 April and can be pre-ordered now through iTunes & Apple Music/Spotify/Google Play and all good online stores and streaming outlets. Single "Dissentients" is out now.
Filipino Black Metallers Omenfilth premiere "Summon The Beast Of Damnation"; 'Devourer Of The Seven Moons' nears release via Eternal Death
Decibel Magazine is currently streaming "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," the latest psalm from Philippines-based black metal practitioners Omenfilth. The punishing new tune comes by way of the band's impending Devourer Of The Seven Moons full-length, slated to drop later this month via eternal death.
"This track is one of most aggressive and musically adventurous songs we've ever written," notes the band of the track. "It's fast, ravaging, dark, angry, moody, and slapped with a very impious lyrical bent that we'll leave to the listener to come up with their own conclusions. And yet it's got two different dissonant riffs that strangely harmonize on the verses and a melodic mid-section. It's got everything, from bestial rhythms to the melodic mid-section and the thrashy guitar solo. It spans a wide array of extreme metal sub-genres and blends them together flawlessly and still sounds identifiably Omenfilth without losing any character."
Hear Omenfilth "Summon The Beast Of Damnation," only at Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons will be released on CD, cassette, and digital formats on April 12th via Eternal Death. The ten-track offering includes three bonus tracks: a cover of Vulcano's "Bloody Vengeance" and live recordings of "Equinox Of Evil" and "Fading Embers Of A Dying Era," both from the band's 2016 Opus Sanguinarium offering. For preorders, visit the Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where "The Embrace Of Solitude" can also be streamed.
Following the path of traditional black metal rather than the war metal influences often associated with their place of origin, Omenfilth's Devourer Of The Seven Moons showcases the strengths of the band - eerie melodies ("The Embrace Of Solitude"), headbanging fury ("Summon The Beast Of Damnation," "Seared By The Flames Of Bawo"), and violent upsurges ("Bakuana Ex Inferis"). Appealing more to fans of bands like Varathron or Darkthrone than Blasphemy or Von, Devourer Of The Seven Moons shows that South-East Asian black metal is more than just sleazy goat-worship and mini-guns. Following the lyrical themes of the album, the artwork of Dave Fogg is based on the ancient Filipino mythological entity Bakunawa aka "The Devourer Of The Seven Moons."
Portuguese melodic metal band Enchantya is set to release their second album "On Light and Wrath" in May 24th 2019 by Inverse Records.
First single & music video is done for the track "The Beginning" - check it here:-
Singer Rute Fevereiro comments:
"The Beginning is a song about accepting and improving life the way it is and therefore, the first step is to get rid of toxic people who make you waste your energy on them. It's a new start of life"
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Fernando Matias (Moonspell, Bizarra Locomotiva, We Are The Damned, Sinistro, etc.) at the Pentagon Audio Manufacturers.
Listen to The Beginning single:
Rute Fevereiro - Vocals and growls
Bruno Santos - Guitar
Fernando Barroso - Bass
Fernando Campos - Guitar
Pedro Antunes - Piano, Keys and Orchestrations
Bruno Guilherme - Drums
Critically acclaimed Finnish death metal act De Lirium’s Order is releasing their fourth album Singularity on April 26, 2019 via Inverse Records. Today, the band releases the title track as a second single. Singularity comes with a sci-fi inspired fractal music video.
Watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/dZXL7F6F-hQ
Stream the single here:
De Lirium’s Order was formed in 1998 by guitarist Juha Kupiainen and today, it is one of the most praised groups in technical death metal. Drawing inspiration also from thrash and progressive metal, De Lirium’s Order is known for their creative, experimental guitar riffs, solos and drum patterns. The current line-up consists of musicians from the acts like Abbath, Omnium Gatherum and Raskasta Joulua. The band’s previous album release Veniversum (2012) gets now a much awaited continuum with Singularity which again opens new musical pathways for the band through the album’s futuristic, ambitious concept.
Guitarist Juha Kupiainen comments on the new single:-
“In Singularity the future and the present are entangled. After the technological singularity, the self-aware AI will be born and this piece depicts his journey from this moment to the very end of the universe when even black holes have ceased to exist.”
About the concept behind the album Singularity Kupiainen states:
“We wanted to compose new music that reaches beyond the stars, and thus aligned our thoughts with the concept of Singularity, both the physical and the technological one when the machines take over. We started our journey to create the most explorative and ambitious album ever to come out from the oven of De Lirium’s Order.”
Artist Hizal Çelik had this to say about his fractal work:-
‘’Singularity represented a challenge from a visual standpoint when it came to describing an intelligence spanning from microscopic to cosmic in size. The mesmerizing, foreign-feeling natural phenomenon that are fractals work well to help bring this song to life. Given their infinitely looping nature, fractals have no sense of scale, no real start or end; it is just like the intelligent form that the song is about.’’
Juha Kupiainen - Guitars
Kari Olli - Vocals (ex-Pressure Points)
Vesa Nupponen - Guitars (ex-Excalion)
Erkki Silvennoinen - Bass (Omnium Gatherum, Raskasta Joulua)
Ukri Suvilehto - Drums (Abbath, Whispered)
Mikael Salo - Clean Vocals (Dyecrest, Metal De Facto)
Spanish black metal cult Deathwomb premiere the new track "Moloch's Domain" at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. The track hails from the band's striking debut album, Moonless Night Sacraments, set for international release on April 19th via Iron Bonehead Productions. Hear Deathwomb's "Moloch's Domain" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Deathwomb are ancient black metal personified. Theirs is a sound at odds with the modern world, brewed in the cauldron of simpler, more idealistic, and most definitely more underground times. With but a four-song demo from 2017 as their previous recording, this power-trio proves their Satanic worth with their first full-length, Moonless Night Sacraments.
Ever aptly titled, Moonless Night Sacraments conjures the lycanthropic spirit of '90s black metal's crudest proponents, lurking largely in Finland, North America, and Brazil. Doubtlessly physical in their profane ruminations, it'd be a gross misnomer to label Deathwomb as "bestial," at least in the more post-millennial definition. Rather, the swarming, oft-swampy surge they employ across Moonless Night Sacraments - suffused with mystical synth, most crucially - bears aesthetic kinship with '90s Demoncy, Havohej, and Black Funeral, early Mystifier, and of course, Beherit's landmark Drawing Down the Moon. Naturally, Deathwomb strive to add to this (un)hallowed canon rather than merely replicate it, so authentic is their (unholy) passion.
As modern life justifiably grinds to a halt, time stands still as Deathwomb offer you Moonless Night Sacraments...partake at your own peril. Continue partaking with the new track "Moloch's Domain" exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Begin partaking with the previously revealed "The Ancient Serpent" HERE at Iron Bonehead's Soundcloud.
Finnish old school thrash metal band Terrific Verdict release the single ”Big C” from their upcoming debut album ”Wheel of Fortune” due to be released on March 29th by Inverse Records. This single is dedicated to all those who fight against this vicious disease.
Listen to the single:
Check the music video: - https://youtu.be/DpVcGlMFHEM
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