On March 29th, Forever Still will unleash their sophomore full-length release 'Breathe In Colours' via Nuclear Blast. Inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, Denmark's high-fliers have adapted a dark musical concept for this record and take a look at the world being on the verge of ecological collapse, while humanity is fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world. After the epic 'Rew1nd', the band now unveils the second single of their upcoming album - their title track 'Breathe In Colours'. The song title and album name was inspired by a memory from Maja's past, as she explains:
"The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing black clothes doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside."
Watch the music video for the haunting track 'Breathe In Colours' here:
Pre-order your physical or digital version of Forever Still's sophomore album now: http://nblast.de/FSBreatheInColours
In case you missed the first videos, make sure to watch them here:
'Rew1nd' music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--CQeGZvo9M
Trailer #1 - about the album concept: https://youtu.be/AWdYqvomrXc
Trailer #2 - theremins and rough, electronic sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhboKRULcvc
The Swedish melodic progressive metal band Darkwater will release their new album "Human" on March 1st via Ulterium Records. The album will be available on CD, 2LP and digital. "In Front Of You", the third single from the album can be streamed at YouTube below.
"Human" won't leave fans of melodic metal or progressive metal disappointed. The songs are heavier, more melodic and atmospheric than before and the band worked really hard on tweaking the ten songs and over 76 minutes of playing time into perfection. Jacob Hansen (Evergrey, Volbeat, Amaranthe) was chosen to mix and master the album and he did a fantastic job which resulted in the best sounding Darkwater album to date.
The lyrics of the album welcomes you into a world of you and me, how we affect the world around us and the struggles we deal with as humans.
Don't miss out on "Human", a perfect album for fans of melodic progressive metal and bands like Circus Maximus, Seventh Wonder and Evergrey!
Link to the music video for "Alive (Pt. II)": https://youtu.be/EDYtk6SYkJ8
Link to the lyric video for "A New Beginning": https://youtu.be/f5zpDD38Pr8
Italy’s melodic death metal outfit Storm Of Particles have just released a brand new song titled “The Reject”.
Following the band’s debut album, “Gaea Hypothesis”, released in early 2018 the band underwent a small line-up change and with this new song Storm Of Particles want to make it clear that they’re still composing great new music that they want to share with their fans.
The single has been recorded, mixed and mastered by guitarist/vocalist Matteo Anselmi and the composition is a joint effort by all band members with the lyrics handled by bass player Letizia Tuccia.
The official lyric video for “The Reject” is available at https://youtu.be/uTts20WZ4DI and the track is also available for download on the band's official Bandcamp page (https://stormofparticles.bandcamp.com).
Originally formed in March 2015, the band has so far released a demo/EP and an album and is currently working on material for what will be the band’s as yet untitled second album.
Storm Of Particles:
Matteo Anselmi - Guitar, Vocals
Lorenzo Pavesi – Drums
Letizia Tuccia – Bass
Fabio Rivola - Guitar
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stormofparticles
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgPqe-D4igjO5k-cBn7sR3A
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stormofparticles
Bandcamp - http://stormofparticles.bandcamp.com
Metalcore’s next breakout band Kingdom Of Giants has joined forces with the genre’s leading label SharpTone Records, and today has released a music video for their brand-new single, 'Bleach.'
“The KOG boys and I are beyond excited to announce our signing to SharpTone Records. The roster is filled with so many of our close friends and so much talent, it is an honour to be put remotely in the same category as any of them. Along with the signing announcement we have dropped our brand new single 'Bleach' - tracked, mixed, and mastered by myself, and co-written with a few close friends Daniel Goehring, Noel Torres, Stuart Richardson, and Mitchell Garrett. The song is accompanied by my personal favourite music video from KOG to date, shot and edited by the legend Orie McGuinnes, the last few months we’ve had opportunities present themselves that we never thought possible, and are eternally grateful to anyone and anything that has helped us this far in our career.” - KOG.
We hope you are all as excited as we are for the future of Dana Willax
The new single arrives just in time for Kingdom Of Giants’ North American tour with Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin and Make Them Suffer, which kicks off in Minneapolis, MN today.
Kingdom Of Giants is a 6 piece metalcore band hailing from Northern California. Formed in 2011, the band has since embarked on a relentless journey, touring the world and releasing some of the most enthralling and ferocious music the scene has seen in years. Today’s signing announcement and new single, 'Bleach,' are just the tip of the iceberg for what will undoubtedly be a monumental year for the band.
Kingdom Of Giants Tour Dates:
2/7 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
2/8 Kansas City, MO @ Aftershock
2/9 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/12 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/13 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
2/15 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
2/17 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red East
2/19 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/21 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
2/22 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
2/23 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
2/24 Houston, TX @ Warehouse
2/26 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
2/27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/1 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/2 Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
3/3 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
3/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
3/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
3/7 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/8 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
3/9 Montreal, QC @ Fairmount
3/10 Toronto, ON @ Velvet
3/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
3/13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
3/14 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
3/15 Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House
3/16 St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
3/17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
The Interbeing have just dropped their first song since their 2nd album 'Among the Amorphous' was released in July 2017. The new single “Depressor” is an energetic and fierce industrial, pulsating “slap-in-the-face” that shows a new and more sinister face of The Interbeing.
The story about The Interbeing continues, front-singer Dara Corcoran explains:
“'Depressor' is the first song on our new venture. The song follows the main character from our two albums 'Edge of the Obscure' and 'Among the Amorphous'. After finding his true form at the end of 'Among the Amorphous', The Interbeing becomes the necessary Depressor.”
Stream the single here:- https://prime-collective.lnk.to/tE2UOPR
Originated in 2007 The Interbeing has from the beginning won several prizes in their native Denmark. Their debut album from 2011 was acclaimed “Album of the Year” by the biggest Danish music magazine, GAFFA. The album was re-released in Japan, and two tracks were used as a soundtrack in a Japanese game. The second chapter 'Among the Amorphous' from 2017 is an album that lifts the bar in regards of storytelling and songwriting in the world of Technical Metal.
The Interbeing has had the honour to be the main support for massive international names such as Stone Sour (US), Meshuggah (SE) and Parkway Drive (AU), and during the fall 2017 the band toured as main support for Twelve Foot Ninja (AU) through six European countries.
Dutch Old Schoolers Bloodphemy present first single "A Barbarous Murder" from new album In Cold Blood
Dutch Old Schoolers Bloodphemy present first single "A Barbarous Murder" from new album "In Cold Blood".
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhP2PwYv1_0
Taken from their upcoming album, "In Cold Blood" is the third attack from Dutch Death Metal unit Bloodphemy since their resurrection in 2015. By blending a powerful combination of Floridian and Swedish Death Metal with a modern touch has left us with a bloody trail across Europe. Pre Order
following the bands success with their last album Bloodline In Cold Blood picks up the hatchet where they left off with Bloodline, and now we have the final pleasure of presenting the first track.
A Barbarous Murder a slow yet brutal flesh ripping down tuned doomy track for the old schoolers amongst us. The band is already making plans for 2019 with new shows being presented as we speak. Bloodphemy consists of no others than seasoned veterans in the underground scene with members coming from previous bands such as Pleurisy, Bodyfarm, Sinister, to their most recent return of old member Rutger from Bleeding Gods filling in live duties due to the unfortunate leave of Michael, never the less the band is ready to return stronger then ever with their upcoming album in stores March 29.
You can catch Bloodphemy live on following festivals 2019
6th April Big Ass Metal Fest # 27
4-7th July GoatHell Metal Fest
18th July Gothoom open air fest
More dates TBA
Rutger van Noordenburg
Olivier van der Kruif
CD/Digital at - smarturl.it/BloodphemyICB
Finnish dark metal veterans Mustan Kuun Lapset have released a new single "Kohti valoa" (translated into English: towards the light). The single is a piece of their upcoming sixth full length album "Valo" to be released March 8th 2019.
Watch the music video: https://youtu.be/jJg-qegStDc
Listen the single:
Mustan Kuun Lapset was founded 1993 and they have released five full length album as well as several EPs and singles and also one compilation.
Album pre-order link:
Israel's Dim Aura premiere "Black Heretic Hate" via No Clean Singing, taken from upcoming album 'The Triumphant Age of Death'
Israeli black metal misanthropes Dim Aura will release their sophomore album, The Triumphant Age of Death, on March 22nd under the banner of Saturnal Records. As the first taste of the album, the band is currently streaming the third track "Black Heretic Hate" exclusively via No Clean Singing.
CD will be available for pre-order in the mid/late February.
"Mercy is a foreign concept in this track, and sometimes that’s exactly the kind of catharsis we need.." — No Clean Singing comments on the single, Black Heretic Hate.
"'Black Heretic Hate' is a track depicting an onslaught on organized religion" — proclaims the band.
Stream the track exclusively via No Clean Singing, AT THIS LOCATION
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Dim Aura was stormed into the scene in 2010 as a quattro of black metal nihilists who have remained musically chained together since the inception of the group. After the EP “R.U.S.T." and a slew of live annihilations and studio sessions, the Israeli misanthropes unfurled their debut album "The Negation of Existence" in 2013.
Dim Aura presented their terror manifestation in the foreign soil by appearing at Meh Suff! Metal-Festival 2014 and Steelfest 2015. Locally, they shared stage with Bölzer, Trepaneringsritualen, Necrophbic, aside from playing at other numerous local festivals.
2017 saw the arrival of their first 7" EP “Negged”, driving the bands compulsory urges towards their forthcoming sophomore album.
The Dim Aura pact is sealed and concealed, with no way in and no way out. Through the past decade the pact has always been active, always conjuring, always terrorizing and never resting – and this torment of humanity is now made an alliance with Saturnal Records for the upcoming full-length, The Triumphant Age of Death, with an aim to beget a new era by spreading their vision, plague and terror ritual further upon mankind. Eschewing trends and mediocrities, the band is known for integrating various genres into their bleak and dismal Black Metal sound, ranging from old school punk to dark '80s and beyond. This album is no exception — a massive wall of sonic hatred.
Greece's Funeral Storm reveals first track from Hells Headbangers debut album; features Varathron member
Greek black metallers Funeral Storm reveal the new track "Origins of Utter Darkness." The track hails from the band's highly anticipated debut album, Arcane Mysteries, which will be released this spring via Hells Headbangers. Featuring members from Hellenic scene legends Varathron, Funeral Storm
deliver truly ancient - and truly authentic - Greek black metal in the most classic early '90s style, full of mysticism and might. Hear Funeral Storm's"Origins of Utter Darkness" in its entirety HERE at Hells Headbangers' official YouTube channel.
Funeral Storm was formed in 2001 by Wampyrion Markhor Necrowolf under the name Raven Throne as a one-man-project. The name was later changed for legal reasons, and after several changes, the moniker Funeral Storm was chosen. Lyrical themes were set early on, and are heavily inspired by occultism, legends, myths, evil, mysteries, horror, and the Cthulhu mythos.
After several lineup changes and one live show, Wampyrion decided to stop any activities concerning the band until 2012, where he released a digital split with Mortuus Sum and a six-way split on tape format with Human Serpent, Thaer Os Valael, Opus Magorum, Silent Dominion, and Varg Order a year later under his label Abyssic Black Cult Records.
Funeral Storm were active again with the addition of members of Serpent Path. In 2016, Mercyful Hell Productions released a compilation with songs that cover most of the years of Funeral Storm that were never actually released. In the meantime, Wampyrion decided to change the sound of the band, now fully inspired by '90s Greek black metal.
Nick Christogiannis of Deviser and Necroabyssious of Varathron/Katavasia/Zaratus then joined as full-time members. With this lineup, Funeral Storm released a split in early 2017 with Celestial Rite entitled Funeral Rite with Eskarth of Agatusperforming acoustic guitars and a solo on the song "Martyr Of The Lake." Reaping international acclaim, Funeral Rite was released on 12" vinyl and CD formats by Iron Bonehead, while Mercyful Hell released the tape format.
Since signing with Hells Headbangers, Funeral Storm added Arcania (Aherusia) on guitars while Christogiannis departed, and the band promptly set to work on their first full-length record. Ever aptly titled Arcane Mysteries, the album proudly and poignantly delivers 43 minutes of atmospheric tartaric black metal in the vein of the old Hellenic scene, inspired by sorcery, magic, and myths. Indeed, Funeral Storm are ancient souls, eschewing the nowadays trends of dissonant non-songwriting and cavernous obfuscation in favour of traditionally epic and dynamic songcraft, reverent to the old Hellenic gods whilst forging terrain all their own, all wrapped in a robust production that powerfully captures the trio's overt physicality - and indeed, THAT classic pulse.
Arcane Mysteries is truly a record that brims with a timeless atmosphere - truly, one of arcane mysteries - and safely avoids lazy "throwback status" due to the inclusion of scene veteran Necroabyssious on vocals and the era-authentic, ever-mystical synths, handled by both Wampyrion and Arcania. In short, it's an album more than worthy of the legendary early '90s wave of Greek black metal.
To further underline those classic ties, Arcane Mysteries features two special guests: Eskarth of fellow Hells Headbangerslabelmates Agatus performed the solo and acoustic guitars on "Martyr of the Lake," and The Magus of Necromantia / Prinicipality Of Hell composed, recorded, mixed, and mastered "Wandering Through The Abyss." Completed by awe-inspiring cover artwork courtesy of Markus Vesper (Denial of God, Manilla Road, Attic), Funeral Storm triumphantly prove that the past is alive...in fact, more than ever!
Release date, cover art, tracklisting, and preorder info to be revealed shortly. In the meantime, hear the new track "Origins of Utter Darkness" HERE at Hells Headbangers' official YouTube channel.
Portuguese Death Metallers Okkultist to release 'Reinventing Evil' on 15th March; premiere new single
2019 will see Portuguese Death Metal beasts Okkultist unleash 'Reinventing Evil'! The up & coming band, who is the first one that inked a worldwide deal ever with Moonspell Fernando Ribeiro's new label Alma Mater Records, is set to release their brutal debut of an album Reinventing Evilon March, 15th 2019.
To kick off the new year in evil style, Okkultist are sharing the album opening track, which has just been premiered with NO CLEAN SINGING, now available on Bandcamp! Says vocalist and demoness Beatriz Mariano:-
“We chose to release “Reinventing Evil” because it’s a punch in the face — it’s a small taste of the pain we have ready to bring you!”
Taste the evil Okkultist is unleashing upon you right HERE!
Reinventing Evil was produced by Pedro Paixão (Moonspell) and the band, tracked at the Poison Apple Studios in Lisbon and amazingly mixed by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Moonspell, The Haunted). With a total of 8 rabid and brutal songs, the band's debut will see the light of the day via Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro Alma Mater Records in two digipack editions. One of them will come with a limited, different artwork and it will contain a Bathory cover song 'Satan Is My Master'.
Alma Mater Records boss and Moonspell vocalist Fernando Ribeiro comments:-
“Okkultist is the kind of band the Portuguese scene needs: talented, young, focused and just fucking brutal. Portuguese Death Metal has never sounded so exciting in my ears so we can’t wait to release this beast upon you and help you to reinvent evil together with this amazing Portuguese talent."
Okkultist formed back in late 2015. Two years and memorable live shows later, their debut EP 'Eye Of The Beholder' was released by the band independently, but caught up and spread all around Europe and overseas – selling out every single printed copy.
Even at this early stage, Okkultist already had the honour to curse stages such as at Mosher Fest or Female Growler United Front in Portugal and as an opening act for legendary names such as Entombed AD. Inspired by the likes of Master, Abomination, early Morbid Angel, Death or Dismember, Okkultist pick up where impure 90's Death Metal left. Better be prepared for some infernal vibes and a deadly raw, new Death Metal brand this upcoming March, when the band will drop their new album!
To pre-order your copy of Reinventing Evil, visit:
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