Multiple award-winning, 30 Million + Streaming on Spotify and gold awarded Swedish alternative modern rock / metal-export Smash Into Pieces are back with a brand new single “Superstar In Me” (taken from the new album, to be released in the Autumn 2018).
DOWNLOAD THE SONG: https://bit.ly/2GPmA8B
LISTEN TO THE SONG: https://spoti.fi/2HfYrIL
WATCH THE INSTAGRAM VIDEO-TRAILER HERE: https://bit.ly/2J6bgFS
HEAR CHRIS ADAM TALK ABOUT THE SONG: https://bit.ly/2HdJA1p
Set to unleash their new EP "The War Inside" on May 10th, Orlando's Meka Nism, a metal tour de force has teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere of their next single "Trailblazer".
Listen to one of metal's next titan's triumph with this powerful anti-suicide track about keeping positive and persevering when times feel they have no escape.
"Trailblazer" can be heard at http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/floridian-metal-quintet-meka-nism-stream-hot-new-trailblazer-single-exclusive-premiere
The band adds:
"The meaning behind 'The War Inside' has a lot to do with the duality of things, the mental wars we all have with ourselves, good vs. bad, all of the stuff going on in the world today, and the everyday battles that we all go through. Whether its depression, anxiety, suicide, family, or outside pressure, everyone deals with some sort of War Inside, and we are here to try and help you through it."
"The War Inside" follows Meka Nism's three previous releases "Live From The Machine Shop" (Live CD) (2016), "The Shift" (EP) (2015), "The Dance At The End of The World" (EP) (2013).
Inspired by Metallica, Joan Jett, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Ghost, Meka Nism’s sound is powerful, metallic, aggressive, melodic, and in your face. They are a band that fires on all cylinders and with the most charismatic front-woman "Meka", they have supported legends like Mastodon, Gojira, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, Otep and In Flames, which now continues as the band has been confirmed to be local Orlando support for Korn's Jonathan Davis' tour date on May 14th at Plaza Live, details can be found here.
Vocalist Meka comments:
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to play with Jonathan Davis. I know I speak for everyone in Meka Nism, that we are greatly inspired by his music as a solo artist and with Korn. He is a brilliant artist, consistently creating truly great music with his own unique sound. This will be special experience to share with our home-town tribe in Orlando."
"The War Inside" EP pre-order available at www.meka-nism.com.
Music Video - The War Inside - http://youtu.be/zKm8hZhe8jI
May 10 - Orlando, FL - Park Ave. CDs - info ( The War Inside EP Release & Listening Party)
May 12 - Tampa Bay, FL - Brass Mug - info (Halfway To Halloween 2018)
May 14 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live - info (w/ Jonathan Davis)
June 2 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre - info
EP and Live Band Line Up:
- Ms. Meka (Vocals)
- Bobby Keller (Guitar)
- Chris Lane (Drums)
- Jarret Robinson (Bass)
- Jay Adkisson (Keys)
Defiatory are far from done with taking over the cyber space with their aggressive hard hitting Thrash Metal. Their impending new album "Hades Rising”, covers all the basses of what good metal should be. A fantastic trip to the Emergency room, to have neck fusion surgery, to repair it from the continuous beating it just received from this album.
New Noise Magazine premieres the 09th track “Bane Of Creation” exclusively HERE
Defiatory's thoughts on the song: “This is your typical apocalypse song where the dark serpent rises to swallow the sun and end the world. The end of all things will come in one form or another, no matter what deity people choose to worship.”
Defiatory was initiated in 2015 by Ronnie upon his departure from the prominent death metal band Aeon. Soon, Martin Runnzell joined the band to fill the vocal position, and the first demo track, “Furor Unleashed” saw the light of day within a week after the initial collaboration between Martin and Ronnie. Defiatory completed their debut “Extinct” (released via Black Lion Records in 2016) after completing the full line-up.
Defiatory is about to release their second album, aptly titled “Hades Rising”. The album marks the continuation of the band’s collaboration with Black Lion Records. "Hades Rising" carries on from the aggressive thrash metal sound established on the debut album, evolving into more rhythmic and melodic sessions, granting more variances without losing focus on what is important in the old school style of thrash metal. Taking influences from the Bay Area thrash masters, Defiatory flourishes their music through comprehensible production approach. The sophomore album, containing 11 tracks of relentless neck-wrecking thrash metal, with an amazing artwork painted by Mika Rudin, will be released this May 11 on CD formats.
Defiatory has already released the music video of the track “In Hell”, an ultimate sonical ride to the menacing combat zone. Gigs and tours will be followed to support the album.
Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Dark/Gothic Metallers Animae Silentes. Furthermore the band is about to release their new single. More details to be revealed shortly.
Italian Dark/Gothic metal act Animae Silentes was formed in June 2015. In February 2017 the band released the debut album "Suffocated" as independent and immediately began promoting the album with a series of live shows, mainly in Northern Italy. Among the live experiences, the band shared the stage with names like Lacrimas Profundere at "Venice Vampire Fest" and also Votum and Swallow The Sun at "Metal Gates Festival" in Romania in November 2017. In the summer 2017 Animae Silentes sign a record contract with the label Sliptrick Records for the reprint and promotion of Suffocated and made it's first foreign experience with a mini tour in Latvia.
Comments the band:
"Hey Sinners! Animae Silentes are very proud to announce the entrance in the Alpha Omega family. We can't wait to start and collaborate with them. Stay tuned, because the Animae's future will be infernal. New merch and new single coming soon. Keep the Dark \m/"
Alpha Omega Management adds:
"We're extremely glad to welcome Animae Silentes to our roster family! Their amazing dark sounds go in perfect harmony with all the mystical souls out there, but also with those who want to discover new sensations in gothic metal! Check them out and stay tuned!"
Belgian Metalcore crew Here Stands A Hero sign with Imminence Records; release new single 'I Am Death'
Imminence Records' is pleased to announce the signing of Belgium metalcore outfit Here Stands A Hero. The band has seen the lead single from their forthcoming album premiered. Their label debut, entitled Atheist \ \ Omnist, will be released April 20th with the band hitting the road with Novelists and Landmvrks shortly thereafter.
"We are honoured to be signed to Imminence Records for our upcoming full album album and feel more then confident with the label and the team. We are excited to see what the future brings as a lot of effort has been put in the creation of this album which took almost 2 years. The album is dedicated to the perceptions of religion. We started to dig deep into this pit of religious statements and found ourselves lost in the true meaning of belief. Being hit by numerous violent attacks in the name of religion, it got us thinking. We want to believe religion is a positive thing that brings hope and strength in times needed. We greatly respect these aspects as people need to find this mental state of comfort for themselves.
However, religions also state there is only one right way to believe and other beliefs should be neglected. This is were we see they are wrong. We wanted to write about the positive aspects everyone should dare to see. Atheism is an extreme form that states there is no God, no one to bring or preach destruction and tunnel vision. True atheism accepts the fact that people do believe and doesn’t ignore it’s values. The other extreme side of it is called Omnism. It states to believe and accept all religions. There is no right way to handle all of these conceptions. We tried to figure out the right ways for ourselves, which turned into 'Atheist \ \ Omnist'. This is what we feel in our hearts and minds.” - Kevin Surmont (Guitarist)
Watch 'I Am Death' here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajx8SIIWaXs&feature=youtu.be
Here Stands a Hero is a metalcore band from Lier, Belgium. The band released their debut EP, entitled Hollow Hearts, in early 2016. With this release and their strong live performances they made themselves known and had the opportunity to share the stage with several international bands. They eventually caught the attention of Imminence Records and announced their signing in April of 2018. Being influenced by many different bands and genres, Here Stands A Hero tries to differ themselves from other bands by making music which doesn’t fit just one genre.
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After more than a decade of silence, the brutal creators of darkness - Carpathian Forest - are stripping your petty existence down to nothingness! Your skin, your flesh and your bones will decompose once hit by their necrotic black metal axe! The legendary Carpathian Forest is currently premiering their new single, “Likeim”, the title-track of the band’s forthcoming EP, “Likeim”, to be released tomorrow, Friday, April 13.
When asked about the essence of the track "Likeim", Nattefrost commented:
"Existentialism, suicide. To jump in the waterfalls of Rjukan, Telemark.” Experience these depths and their complexities with "Likeim"!
CARPATHIAN FOREST - LIKEIM
Carpathian Forest's upcoming EP is consisted of two tracks: one of which is a cover track of Turbonegro (All My Friends are Dead) and an original track titled Likeim (corpse stench). Two brutal and brutally honest songs that truly represent what is and has always been one of the world’s most necro black metal bands. Infused with black thrash and old school black metal, the two tracks spear the very core of your 90’s black metal nostalgia. Carpathian Forest is the groovy mid-tempo black metal, with the chillingly nihilistic and in your face vocals that sticks to your membrane.
CARPATHIAN FOREST - 'LIKEIM' OUT APRIL 13
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Legendary, melodic Greek black metallers Varathron, reveal the fourth and last single from the "Patriarchs Of Evil" album, due out on April 27th via Agonia Records. Listen to the new track at:
Varathron - Luciferian Mystical Awakening (Official Track Stream)
Co-founded in 1988 by Stefan Necroabyssious, the band's vocalist and sole original member, Varathron has been on a steady release schedule since 2004's "Crowsreign". The latter album introduced Haris (drums) and Achilleas C. (guitars) to the band, who were later joined by Sotiris (guitars) and Stratos (bass). Together, they established a new, well-bonded line-up of an already established Hellenic black metal act, considered as one of the forefathers of the genre, next to Rotting Christ and Necromantia.
Having previously described "Patriarchs Of Evil" as "heavy, dark and full of melodies that will revive past memories", Varathron elaborates on the successor to "Untrodden Corridors Of Hades" (2014):
"The time has come to deliver our new opus 'Patriarchs of Evil'. A sinful sip of this unholy communion will lure you into an astral journey of absurd dimensions - with an awakening smell of the old era. This album is one of the finest pieces Varathron has ever unleashed. We promise a true heavy, blasphemous and unique masterpiece with Necroabyssious delivering his best performance ever. With glorious riffs, profound melodies and a solid rhythm section, this dark testament is to delve into. The time of the rejuvenation has come!! WE ARE FOREVER IMMORTAL!!".
"Varathron are proudly spreading the Mediterranean plague since 1988! 30 years have passed and we continue to worship darkness and preach the unholy word! 'Patriarchs of Evil' is not just a new album, it is a celebration and one of our greatest creations. Behold the 8 hymns!".
"Patriarchs Of Evil" was recorded, mixed and mastered over the course of 2017 by Achilleas Kalantzis (aka Achilleas C.) at Crown Audio Conspiracies, except for drums which were recorded at Infinite Loop Music Studio. Both studios are based in Varathron's home town of Ioannina, Greece. The album's artwork and layout were designed by Juanjo Castellano. New band photos were taken by Evi Savva.
- Digipack CD with slipcase and 16 pages booklet.
- Black gatefold LP.
- Picture disc gatefold LP (with insert, patch and poster) limit. to 200 handnumbered copies.
- Yellow with black splatter gatefold LP (with insert, patch and poster) limit. to 125 handnumbered copies.
- "30 years" zipper hoodie.
Stefan Necroabyssious - vocals
Achilleas C - guitars
Sotiris - guitars
Stratos - bass
Official Site: https://varathron.com
Official Webshop: http://shop.varathron.com
Andorran progressive metallers Persefone have released their dark new single 'In Lak'Ech' (feat. Tim Charles from Ne Obliviscares) ahead of their upcoming EU tour. The single will be available to purchase digitally and also on 12" vinyl. Listen to 'In Lak’Ech' here: https://persefone1.bandcamp.com
The band hit Europe on the following dates:
24.03.2018: FR - Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
25.03.2018: IT - Milano, Rock Pub Centrale
26.03.2018: SV - Ljubljana, Orto Bar
27.03.2018: SK - Bratislava, Randal Club
28.03.2018: DE - München, Backstage
29.03.2018: DE - Karlsruhe, Substage
30.03.2018: NL - Hoofddorp, Duycker
31.03.2018: FR - Paris, Le Petit Bain
01.04.2018: UK - London, Garage Highbury
02.04.2018: UK - Birmingham, The Asylum
03.04.2018: UK - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
05.04.2018: DE - Essen, Turock
06.04.2018: DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
07.04.2018: DK - Copenhagen, Vega
28.04.2018: ES - Madrid, Progstureo, festival
30.06.2018: ES - Barcelona, BeProgMyFriend festival
07.07.2018: SE - Uppsala, Uppsala Rock festival
02.08.2018: DE - Wacken, Wacken Open Air
08.09.2018: US - ProgPower USA, Atlanta, USA
13.10.2018: FR - Toulouse, Very Prog festival
Almost four years have passed since Persefone unleashed their highly-acclaimed album Spiritual Migration. An impressive tour-de-force of insanely great musicianship that took both the press and the listeners by storm (1.5 million views on YouTube).
With a new guitarist and a new drummer Persefone have now taken their music to the next level with the release of their brand-new album Aathma (ViciSolum Records) in 2017. Aathma was mixed and mastered by legendary producer Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios (Sweden). The album includes the epic 20-minute title-track, with guest appearances from vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Leprous guitarist Øystein Landsverk. Aathma also features Cynic's Paul Masvidal, appearing on the song 'Living Waves', as well as on 'An Inﬁnitesimal Spark'. The amazing cover art is created by none other than Travis Smith, who shouldn't need further introduction.
Blackened death metallers Scarificare premiere the new track "Occult Radiance" at Decibel magazine's website. The track hails from the band's highly anticipated third album, Tilasm, set for international release on April 20th via Helldprod Records. Hear Scarificare's "Occult Radiance" in its entirety exclusively HERE.
A work of both crushing heaviness and mystical atmosphere, Tilasm is the album where Scarificare truly come into their own. Theirs is a sound that skilfully ranges black metal, death metal, and doom alike, never settling for easy categorization nor schizophrenically losing focus. Across seven songs in 45 minutes, the listener is taken on a cosmic ride like no other, each movement as memorable as the last. They say the third time's a charm, and indeed it is for Scarificare with Tilasm.
Scarificare are a Portuguese extreme metal band formed by Crusher (bass/vocals), Sothis (drums), and Quetzalcoatl (guitars) in Oporto in late 2006. The main purpose was - and still is - to make extreme metal music inspired by all cosmic forces, the wisdom of ancient pagan religions, and consequently in ourselves.
In 2007, Inverno joined the band on bass guitar, leaving Crusher totally dedicated to the voice. The band recorded the demo tape Sulphurous Wrath, to be released by Portuguese label Skull Productions. In the beginning of 2008, Sothis leaves the band, giving place to a new drummer named Njord.
In 2009, the band started recording their first album, Perpectual Decline. The album was self-financed and was released on October 9th, 2010. After some live concerts in Portugal and Spain for the debut album's promotion, the band participated in the Portuguese black metal compilation Lusitania Dark Horde II with one original track called "Burning Abyss." In the subsequent months, the band started composing the second album, and during the course of that, Crusher leaves. Since then, Quetzalcoatl has assumed vocals in the band.
That second album, Postulado, was recorded between late 2012 and April 2013, and officially released on October 12th, 2013 by the Portuguese label Helldprod. The bass lines recorded by Inverno closed his participation in the band. Promotional live concerts during the following months were given by some guests on bass guitar. In late 2014, Njord also leaves the band.
During 2015 and 2016, Quetzalcoatl was already composing new music and searching for new band members to keep Scarificare going. In late 2016, Eligos joins the band on bass guitar. At the beginning of 2017, Luis Leal joins the band on drums. During the summer of that same year, the band starts recording their third album, Tilasm, at Hannuman Studios with producer Bruno Silva. The recording process ended in December 2017, and the official release date has been set for April 20th, again through Helldprod Records.
In the meantime, hear the new track "Occult Radiance" exclusively HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America's only monthly metal magazine. The previously revealed "Crystal Skull" can be heard HERE at Helldprod's Soundcloud. Preorder info can be found HERE.
Finnish melodic metal troupe Psychework unleashes Fury and the Beast, a brand new track from their upcoming album, on 9th of March. After previous singles Siege and Ghost Patrol released at the end of 2017, it brings “something new and something borrowed” to the band’s sound, as the song also features Wild Till Hiltunen from the viral bluegrass cover sensation Steve ’N’ Seagulls on accordion.
“Musically a pretty wild track from the album, telling a true story about sadistic lovers in the middle of Eastern rush”, singer Antony Parviainen sheds light on the song.
Fury and the Beast is the third single to pave the way for Psychework’s second album, set for release on 20.4.2018 through Ranka Kustannus. The band will also tour Finland in April and May, with progressive power metal group Thaurorod and heavy metal outfit Kamara accompanying them on selected dates.
Psychework tour dates:
21.4. Lutakko, Jyväskylä (w/ Kamara)
27.4. Crafters, Hyvinkää (w/ Thaurorod)
4.5. Jack The Rooster, Tampere
18.5. Virgin Oil, Helsinki (w/ Thaurorod)
16.6. Ykän Pubin Metallifestival, Oulu
30.6. Hurmos Pub, Äänekoski
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